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The CEA Foundation

The CEA Foundation

The CEA Foundation was launched in 2012 with the mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives.

You Can Change Lives!

You Can Change Lives!

The CEA Foundation can now accept donations online. Your support will go to improving the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.

CEA Foundation Named 2014 Power of A Gold Winner

CEA Foundation Named 2014 Power of A Gold Winner

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected the CEA Foundation as a 2014 “Power of A” Gold Award winner.

The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association.  It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives.  The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants in 2012.  It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around important issues.

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Selfhelp Community Services

The CEA Foundation announced on June 27, 2012 that their first grant would go towards the Selfhelp Community Services Virtual Senior Center. This support has been used to reach additional seniors in New York as well as expand their program to San Diego, Chicago and Baltimore. 

This innovative program enhances the lives of homebound seniors by utilizing computer, video and Internet technology. The interactive experience of participants, whether homebound or at a senior center, reduces social isolation, promotes wellness, and provides better access to community services as well as enhances independent living. Learn more. 

See all CEA Foundation Grants. 


2015 CES Innovations Award Winners Announced!

The CEA Foundation congratulates all of the winners of the CES Innovations Awards!  There any many incredible products in categories including Accessibility and Tech for a Better World. These products highlight the power of innovative technology!

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CEA Foundation Congratulates OATS on launch of Senior Planet Digital Entrepreneurship Institute

The CEA Foundation congratulates Older Adults Technology Services on the launch of the Digital Entrepreneurship Institute to help enterprising seniors harness the power of technology to start, manage and grow business and social ventures.

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CEA Foundation Congratulates CE Hall of Famers

The CEA Foundation congratulates the 2014 inductees into the CE Hall of Fame, including CEA Foundation Trustee Loyd Ivey!

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Consumer Electronics Can Change the World

Come see the CEA Foundation's panel session at the 2014 International CES called "Consumer electronics can change the world." Join the CEA Foundation for a session discussing the impact of the consumer electronics industry on philanthropy.  Find out how philanthropy can benefit your company and career while also doing good for your community.  CE supports numerous philanthropic efforts including education, environmental issues, and improving the lives of vulnerable populations.  Learn more about the efforts of leading organizations in our industry and the power of doing good.

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CEA Foundation Congratulates 2014 Digital Patriots

Congratulations to CEA Foundation Chairman John Shalam on his selection as a 2014 Digital Patriot. John will be honored along with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rob Portman (R-OH) at a dinner on April 29 in Washington, DC. Proceeds from this dinner will support the CEA Foundation.

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2015 International CES

/ January 06-09, 2015 Las Vegas, NV

The CEA Foundation will be at the 2015 International CES. Stop by CEA Center in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center for more information about the CEA Foundation.

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2015 CSUN Conference

/ March 02-07, 2015 San Diego, CA

The CEA Foundation is pleased to be supporting the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

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How Technology Is Helping People With Disabilities

/ January 06-06, 2015 Las Vegas, NV

Technology can bring great pleasure and convenience to everyday life but how is it being harnessed to improve the lives of people with disabilities? Experts present a market overview of assistive technology and highlight products that make a difference.

Mick Ebeling, Founder, Not Impossible Labs
Mike May, President and CEO, Sendero Group
Lama Nachman, Principal Engineer, Manager of Anticipatory Computing Lab, Intel Labs
Howard Rosenblum, CEO, National Association of the Deaf
Dorrie Rush, Director of the Grunwald Technology Center, Lighthouse Guild

Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, CEA Foundation

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