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Business

By Anthony Maestri

2018
CTA Events

CT R E P O RTS

CTA Foundation Promotes
Accessibility at CES 2018

CES on the Hill
April 16
Washington, DC

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ccessible technologies helping people of all abilities were
found everywhere at CES 2018. From hearables to robotic
caregivers, CES was the launch pad for innovations that
change the world. The CTA Foundation is proud to support innovative
technologies that improve the lives of people of all ages and abilities.
furthering the dialogue necessary
The CTA Foundation was involved
to make technology accessible
in numerous accessible technology
to all. We are proud to connect
initiatives at CES including
the industry with disability advohosting the winners of the Eureka
cates, academic institutions and
Park Accessibility Contest: Lili
other key stakeholders.
Smart, Project Ray, SignAll, Sofihub
and Unaliwear. At last year's show,
the Foundation announced a partPanasonic Supports CTAF
nership with IBM and Local Motors
A huge announcement at CES
to crowdsource ideas for the
was Panasonic's $100,000
#AccessibleOlli, the world's most
donation to the CTA Foundation.
user-friendly self-driving vehicle.
This donation was given in honor
After the yearlong initiative, the
of the company's 100th anniver#AccessibleOlli took a prominent
sary and on behalf of all of their
Stevie Wonder (top
spot in the Grand Lobby of the
clients. Panasonic's support
left) and Sendero
LVCC, even attracting the attention
will be used for technology eduGroup Founder
Michael May at
of Grammy award-winning artist
cation, research, and support
#AccessibleOlli.
Stevie Wonder.
for organizations to improve the
CTA President and
The programming around accessible CEO Gary Shapiro
lives of older adults and people
speaks at the 2018
technology was another highlight
with disabilities.
Accessibility Leaders
of the show. The CTA Foundation was
"We are incredibly grateful
Roundtable.
proud to engage with innovative comto Panasonic for their support
panies such as Google, Lyft, AARP and
of our mission. We believe technology is an
Comcast among countless other companies.
important tool in enabling older adults and
Panels and interviews covered the technology
people with disabilities to live healthier,
spectrum from the smart home to selfmore independent and socially connected
driving tech and the resulting benefits for
lives," says Steve Ewell, executive director
people of all abilities.
of the CTA Foundation. "This commitment
Accessible technology products and
highlights the power our industry has to
services is a growing segment of the CES show
make a difference through the support of
floor. The CTA Foundation is committed to
life changing programs."

Digital Patriots Dinner
April 17
Washington, DC

Technology &
Standards Spring
Forum
May 1-3
Santa Clara, CA

CES Asia
June 13-15

Shanghai New International
Expo Center Shanghai, China

CEO Summit
June 24-27
Barcelona, Spain

Innovate Celebrate
October 15-17
Boston, MA

CT Hall of Fame Dinner
November 7
New York, NY

CES Unveiled
New York
November 8
New York, NY

CESĀ® 2019
January 8-11
Las Vegas, NV

CONTACT:
For more information
on CTA events,
call 703-907-7600
or visit CTA.tech.

SUPPORT THE CTA FOUNDATION
Be recognized as a philanthropic leader in
the industry and enable us to help older
adults and people with disabilities. To get
involved contact Steve Ewell at sewell@
CTAFoundation.tech or 703-907-7660.
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