Startups building technology for the disability community are encouraged to apply – Applications close on November 1
As the association promoting the responsible development and adoption of XR, XRA is committed to leading the way for accessible experiences and inclusion for all people through immersive technology. The Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator has a new opportunity to drive meaningful social change with XRA’s mission in mind.
Now through November 1, the program is accepting applications from startups for their second cohort, focused on Disability Innovation, to help scale technology solutions that will empower individuals with disabilities to live more independent lives and/or remove barriers for those with disabilities.
While unlocking opportunities through the power of technology is key, a critical component of startups applying to the Disability Innovation cohort should be “designing with and not for.” Startups applying should be founded by people with disabilities, have authentically integrated people with disabilities into executive leadership roles, and have validated their technology solutions within the disability community.
Startups accepted into the 16-week accelerator program will receive access to a wealth of resources, including workshops, technology coaching, mentorship, networking, and $50,000 in non-dilutive funding to scale their technology solutions.
In partnership with leading disability organizations, the Verizon Forward for Good: Disability Innovation cohort will also feature speakers and mentors from the disability community, as well as offer startups further opportunity to test their technologies within the disability community.
To learn more about the Forward for Good Accelerator and to apply visit VerizonForwardForGood.com.