The CTA Foundation’s Accessibility Roundtable brings leaders from the tech industry and disability advocates representing wide-ranging organizations together at CES to discuss the opportunities and challenges of accessible technology, and build relationships to advance greater improvements in the space.
The discussion opens the doors to advancements in accessible technology through understanding the challenges and exclusions one faces when technology is not made accessible. This invite-only discussion will take place Wednesday, Jan. 4.
The CTA Foundation will also host a collection of foundations with a focus on how philanthropy and technology can work together to reach more people in need. These organizations will meet with several CES exhibitors and tour the show floor to identify other technologies of interest. Last year, the group visited booths featuring OTC hearing aids, travel power electric wheelchairs and wireless bone conduction headphones, to name only a few.
CTA Foundation Pitch Competition returns to the Startup Stage at CES 2023. Startups receive the opportunity to pitch solutions with a focus on technologies that help people of all ages and abilities engage in activities such as travel, hobbies and other activities throughout the world. Companies will pitch their technologies to industry judges and the audience, and winners are selected by the judges, along with an audience choice winner. Winners will receive high-profile attention on stage at CES, recognition and interview opportunities with the CTA Foundation network and meeting opportunities with CTA Foundation executives and trustees.
The CTA Foundation would like to offer a warm thank you to companies and organizations that directly supported our mission this year and helped bring the conversation to CES.