Google Pledges £14m To Support Disability Technology


Smart glasses for the blind and prosthetic limb makers among winners of Google Impact Challenge investment

Google has revealed the winners of a campaign to use technology to help people with disabilities as part of a drive to help the one billion people worldwide.


Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.