Big challenges call for big ideas.
Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities is a call for bold ideas addressing a single cause, aimed at jumpstarting change. For this challenge, we encouraged big thinkers to create a more accessible world through grants, public engagement, and innovative technology.
The Focus: Disabilities
The world is currently not built for everyone. But we believe if we all come together, we can change that. Our focus is on building awareness, identifying solutions and helping create more access and opportunity for people with disabilities.
There are One Billion people with disabilities in the world. Source: World Health Organization. That's Fifteen Percent of the world's population. Source: World Health Organization. That's One in Seven people on the planet. Source: World Health Organization.
We believe in a world built for everyone.
For the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, we gave $20M to 29 organizations using technology to help solve accessibility challenges around the world. See how they’re making a difference.Meet the innovators
Catalina Devandas Aguilar
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University
Google VP & Chief Internet Evangelist