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-
Hopeworks by the numbers: More than 1,500 kids trained in the last three years
Sylvester Mobley won the 2018 Philadelphia Award. What’s next for Coded by Kids?
TechGirlz just got acquired by CompTIA’s nonprofit arm
This startup is striving to deliver the future of freight
Philly tech: Get your checkbook out for #GivingTuesday
Michael J. Fox Foundation taps Philly startup for Parkinson’s research
Philly’s PHMC partners with Hopeworks Camden on $775K grant from TD Bank
Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia