The CEA Foundation's mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives. The programs listed on this site highlight some of the examples of areas where we have been able to assist innovative nonprofits to make a difference.
See highlights from our support of BridgingApps, Gallaudet University, and San Diego Futures Foundation:
We are proud of the accomplishments of the programs that the CEA Foundation supports.
Here are just a few examples of lives impacted through our support:
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!
During his one-on-one interview with Gary Shapiro (President and CEO of CEA) FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler praised the work of the CEA Foundation. See the full interview for this and the many topics that they discussed.
CEA Foundation Executive Director Steve Ewell was interviewed by iMore's Rene Ritche and Serenity Caldwell on Geekbeat. In addition to seeing the video, you can also learn about iMore's work on accessibility at http://www.imore.com/accessibility
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.
The CEA Foundation congratulates the 2014 inductees into the CE Hall of Fame, including CEA Foundation Trustee Loyd Ivey!
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.
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.
The CEA Foundation would like to congratulate Board of Trustees member Bruce Borenstein for receiving the CEA Innovation Entrepreneur Award for Small Business Executive of the Year.
The CEA Foundation congratulates Best Buy, Dell, HP and Samsung for receiving the inaugural eCycling Leadership Awards. In particular we would like to recognize CEA Foundation Board of Trustee member John Godfrey who accepted the award on behalf of Samsung.
Learn more about the CEA Foundation at the Experience CEA Booth in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center during 2014 International CES. Visit www.cesweb.org/ for information on everything happening at 2014 International CES!
Video from the Accessibility, A Driver for Innovation panel which occured at the mEnabling Conference is now available on WebAble.tv. This panel features CEA Foundation Board of Trustees member Bruce Borenstein (President and CEO of AfterShokz), John Kuzin (Senior Director, Regulatory, Qualcomm), Peter Mahoney (Chief Marketing officer, Nuance Communications), Greg Rhoades (Director of Marketing, Leviton Security and Automation) and is moderated by CEA Foundation Executive Director Steve Ewell.
The CEA Foundation has begun announcing our 2013 grant recipients. Keep an eye on our Media Room for the latest releases.
CES Innovations Awards added a category for Accessible and Universal Design this year for products that have innovative features that enable ease of use by anyone, including, but not limited to, accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities.
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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.