This nonprofit got a $20,000 Comcast grant for assistive technology - Technical.ly Philly

Access

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.

(Courtesy photo)

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.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Michael J. Fox Foundation taps Philly startup for Parkinson’s research

Philly’s PHMC partners with Hopeworks Camden on $775K grant from TD Bank

Impact startups and nonprofits: AWeber has $20,000 up for grabs

SPONSORED

Philly

Join our Technical.ly Match beta, an opt-in alternative to recruiting

Center City, Philadelphia

IntegriChain

Sales Executive, Life Sciences & Emerging Pharma

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Perpay

E-commerce Software Engineer: Magento, PHP, Python

Apply Now
Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Entry Level Software Developer

Apply Now

Two Philly orgs will split $5M ‘art and tech’ fund from Knight Foundation

Ousted Safeguard Scientifics chief Steve Zarrilli named CEO of Science Center

There’s a business case for accessibility, Think Company specialist tells Marketplace

SPONSORED

Philly

Clients and community come first for Vanguard employees

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

IT Specialist

Apply Now
Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Sr. Full Stack Developer-Client Experience Lab

Apply Now
Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Product Owner of Data Science Solutions

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!