CTA Foundation

Our Work

The CTA Foundation's mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives, and we have been able to assist innovative nonprofits to make a difference. 

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Smart Home Technology for Active Aging

The CTA Foundation supports the CTA Smart Home Division's work to promote the independent and active aging through a wide variety of smart home, wearable, and other consumer technologies. See their latest highlights in CTA's Consumer Guides.

#AccessibleOlli Self-Driving Bus

In 2017 the CTA Foundation, Local Motors, and IBM came together to crowd sources ideas for an ideal experience for people of all ages and abilities in a self-driving vehicle. At CES 2018 the #AccessibleOlli was on display incorporating technology from 16 addiional partners. Details on the project can be found in the following articles:

CTA Foundation Research on Aging

Outthink Aging Collaboration with IBM

The CTA Foundation Collaborated with IBM to produce Outthink Aging which explored how technology such as cognitive computing can address the challenges experienced by a growing aging population.

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Active Aging Study

The CTA Foundation collaborated with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ to create the Active Aging Study that highlights the consumer market of older adults and their caregivers that amounts to 85 million people.

An updated report will be published in early 2019.

CTA Foundation Work Testimonials

We are proud of the accomplishments of the programs that the CTA Foundation supports. Here are just a few examples of lives influenced by our support.

“You’ve empowered me. I was shut off, forgotten. Now I have a voice again. I can’t say thank you enough.” — Jamy, Selfhelp Virtual Senior Center Participant

“I used to read 5 papers a day, 10 magazines a week, and for pleasure I’d read 30-40 books a year. That all stopped. I couldn’t read anything. And all of a sudden I can do all those things again thanks to technological devices. Very, very exciting and very liberating.” — Bernie, Lighthouse Guild participant

“After a stroke, and because of cognitive challenges, you can use Facetime to talk to children that move to college and it’s like being there. It’s important for me.” — Lincoln, BridgingApps Participant

"This week I was awarded my 100th Elance job! I have retained my five-star average, and now have six repeat clients, and my latest ranking as of last week is No. 76 out of the 239,000 writers registered with the site worldwide. Prior to my OATS training, I had never even heard of Elance, but through your classes I gained the skills and confidence to give it a try. So I want to thank you both for the big role that OATS has played in my success and showing me that Seniors can still be productive. I hope your program can continue to help many other older adults the way it has helped me." — Senior Planet member, formerly facing eviction from her apartment

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Support the CTA Foundation

Join the growing list of individuals and companies that have supported the CTA Foundation as we change lives of seniors and people with disabilities. 

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