The CEA Foundation is dedicated to supporting initiatives that enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities through technology. The programs listed on this site highlight some of the examples of areas where we have been able to assist innovative programs to make a difference.
The CEA Foundation is committed to supporting innovative programs that utilize consumer electronics to improve the lives of seniors. In 2010 there were more than 40 million people age 65 or older who were living in the United States, and this number is expected to grow to more than 88 million – representing 20 percent of the population – by 2050. By improving the quality of life of seniors through greater independence and social interaction, we will have a positive impact on the lives of many while also reducing the costs of care.
The CEA Foundation announced on June 27, 2012 that its first grant would go towards the Selfhelp Community Services Virtual Senior Center. This support will be used to reach additional seniors in New York as well as expand their program to other cities within the United States.
For more information regarding this program see the grants portion of our site.
People with Disabilities
The CEA Foundation recognizes the incredible impact that consumer electronics have on the independence of people with disabilities. We are committed to supporting programs that continue to innovate on accessibility and create awareness about features that meet the needs of these communities.
To recognize innovation in accessibility and reward companies that make advances in this area, the CEA Foundation is promoting a new category in the 2013 CES Innovations Awards. The Accessible & Universal Design Technologies category is new at 2013 CES. Products that have innovative features that enable ease of use by anyone, including, but not limited to, accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities, regardless of cognitive, hearing, mobility, visual or other impairments.
For the latest information on the Innovations awards visit CESweb.org