Twelve new projects from across Canada will receive funding through the Accessible Technology Program, totalling about $6.4 million. This is in addition to the three projects funded under the program that were announced earlier this year.
“We are setting the bar higher and leading the way on increasing accessibility and our awareness of its importance.”
With these investments, recipient organizations will offer support for the development of assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to participate in the digital economy. The funding comes from the federal government’s $22.3 million Accessible Technology Program. In total, 15 projects from across Canada, including the 12 projects announced today, have received investments from the program.
“As we work to build an innovation nation, one that is inclusive and works for everyone, our focus is squarely on our greatest asset: our people,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “The Accessible Technology Program is helping to empower Canadians with disabilities. By working with great organizations across the country, we are setting the bar higher and leading the way on increasing accessibility and our awareness of its importance.”
The recipients are:
- Assistyv Inc.: $21,000
- Technologies HumanWare: $1 million
- Reality Controls Inc.: $47,000
- Ryerson University: $331,000
- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital: $698,000
- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières: $635,000
- Issist Assistive Technologies: $998,000
- OCAD University: $1.68 million
- Speech Mobility Inc.: $503,000
- University of Ottawa: $48,000
- Tetra Society of North America: $529,000
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