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Oct. 10, 2018 12:49 pm

This nonprofit got a $20,000 Comcast grant for assistive technology

Easterseals of Southern Pennsylvania will use the funds to expand access to equipment like screen readers and eye gaze technology.

Easterseals will use the funds to expand access to assistive technology.

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A $20,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation will let the Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a Wynnefield Heights-based nonprofit, help people with disabilities access technology.

The organization will use the cash to provide training and access to assistive technology equipment to people with disabilities (i.e. screen readers, eye gaze technology and other equipment).

“This grant gives the individuals and families we serve increased access to powerful assistive technology solutions so they can live, learn, work and play in their communities,” said Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania CEO Carl Webster.

The Easterseals, a national network of 501 (c)(3) nonprofits focused on independence of people with disabilities, has received a total of $230,000 from the Comcast Foundation as part of the Comcast NBCUniversal Assistive Technology Grant Fund this year.

In April, as part of our editorial calendar coverage, Technical.ly took a look at companies and organizations working on accessibility in Philadelphia, including Comcast and its Accessibility Lab.

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