Contest for Accessible Technology Startups

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Foundation is sponsoring a video contest for accessible technology startups. The CEA Foundation, launched three years ago, promotes low-cost accessible technology for seniors and persons with disabilities.

The foundation seeks entries from companies that provide technology to improve the lives of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Winners earn $2,500 as well as a spot at the CES 2016 Eureka Park (the CES Startup marketplace), which will take place between January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas. For the first time, this will include a specific Accessibility Marketplace, which showcases products that improve persons with disabilities’ lives. The aim is for attendees to better understand “how accessible technology facilitates connections, enhances learning as well as education of disabilities and capabilities, and improves the quality of life for many people living with disabilities.” This event will also feature further awards for accessible technology.

Steve Ewell, the CEA Foundation’s executive director, says “The global technology community is providing innovative products and services that are enabling people with disabilities to access technology and enhance their lives as never before. We are excited to recognize these life improving technologies at CES, the annual global epicenter of technology, and help recognize the important work being done in our industry.”

To enter, startups should submit a three minute video that explains how their technology improves life for senior citizens and/or persons with disabilities. The deadline is September 18, 2015.

For more information on this contest and the upcoming show, visit the CES website.