CTA Foundation at CES 2020

Daymond John, the 2019 pitch contest emcee, with one of the pitch winners.

CTA Foundation Pitch

Sponsored by AARP Innovation Lab

Join us to see 8 innovative companies pitch our industry experts, celebrity emcee and you the audience will choose the winner.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 1-2:30 PM on the Startup Stage in Eureka Park

For more details and to see the finalists visit our CES 2020 Pitch Competition page:
CES 2020 Pitch Competition entry


Join us at the CTA Center Stage in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center to hear interviews with leaders from industry, our grantees, and other partners.

Tuesday, January 7th

  • 4:30 PM – Lauren Sallata, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • 4:50 PM – Justin Miller, CoFounder and CEO, Nuheara
  • 5:10 PM – Kate Sonka, Executive Director, Teach Access

Wednesday January 8th

  • 11:30 AM – Eric Reed, Vice President, Entertainment and Tech Policy, Verizon Communications

See highlights from CES 2019 interviews:

CTA Foundation Eureka Park Accessibility Award Winner

In our fifth CES Eureka Park Accessibility Contest, we selected five companies to receive booths in Eureka Park based on their technologies to improve the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. The competition was fierce this year and we ended up with five diverse types of technology all addressing a variety of needs.

Our winners are:

  • Access Explorer
  • Intuition Robotics
  • Loro
  • Mieron
  • TranslateLive

access explorer
intuition robotics
translate live

Accessibility Leaders Tour

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and the CTA Foundation bring leaders from the disability community to CES to build relationships and highlight opportunities for technology to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Each participant brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective field. If you would like to arrange to meet with these representatives during CES, contact Steve Ewell.


Debbie Berlyn

Consumer Policy Solutions

Karen Peltz Strauss

KPS Collaborative Solutions

Matt Ater


Brenda Battat


Richard Einhorn

Einhorn Consulting

Lee Huffman

American Foundation for

the Blind

Barbara Kelley

Hearing Loss Association of


Linda Kozma-Spytek

Gallaudet University

Erin Lauridsen

Lighthouse for the Blind and

Visually Impaired

Michael May

Access Explorer

Sassy Outwater-Wright

MA Association for the Blind

and Visually Impaired

Abe Rafi

The Arc

Howard Rosenblum

National Association of

the Deaf

Kat Zigmont

World Institute on Disability