In The Media | 18 April 2016 pledges $20 million to support disability technologies

Google’s philanthropy division gives 29 programs a jump start.

The World Health Organization estimates 1 billion people across the world live with disabilities, and Google’s philanthropy division,, just pledged $20 million to help improve their situations.

The money is spread across 29 programs working on disability technologies — the average amount they’ll each receive is $750,000, with six of the grant winners getting more than $1 million, Wired reports.

The programs fall into five categories of disabilities — hearing, mobility, cognitive, vision and communication — and the winning programs tackle a variety of issues.

Source: engadget