Google discloses 30 grant winners in disabilities innovation challenge

Google will award a series of grants of roughly $500,000 to $1.5 million apiece to the 30 nonprofit winners of its Impact Challenge for innovative technology to address the needs of the disabled. They include The Center for Discovery, which received $1.1 million to develop an add-on device to make any wheelchair power-driven; Ezer Mizion and Click2Speak, which got $400,000 to create an on-screen keyboard that can be used without hands; and the ProPortion Foundation, which got $1 million to develop a fully automated device that creates high-quality sockets for prosthetics. More