BridgingApps Wins $700,000 Verizon Powerful Answers Prize

Thanks to “The million dollar hire” I wrote about late last year, BridgingApps has won the $700,000 prize in the Verizon Powerful Answers Awards education category, which was just announced at CES!

This is an outstanding achievement that will further this great organization’s mission to bridge the gap between technology and people with disabilities. A program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, BridgingApps provides a “powerful answer” for education by using mobile and touch-based devices to provide the access, education, and resources needed to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

Verizon awarded $10 million in prizes for the most innovative solutions in healthcare, education and sustainability. Out of 1,400 ideas submitted, 15 were chosen as winners (five in each category).

I am proud to be associated with this organization and stand by my statement in “The million dollar hire” article: A single personnel decision can be extraordinarily impactful, so hire top performers quickly!

BridgingApps has an extensive database of apps that have been trialed with an adult or child with a disability and reviewed by a therapist or special education teacher. The organization also offers meetings, resources, and services to help parents, teachers, and therapists use mobile devices effectively and target individual skills or goals. For more information, visit http://bridgingapps.org

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