Technology Forum

Technological innovation has a long history of helping remove physical and societal barriers when designed and developed by and for disabled people.
The AAPD Technology Forum serves as a strategic meeting of stakeholders from national disability advocacy organizations and the technology industry. The Technology Forum’s mission is to holistically drive and accelerate innovations to advance the interests of underrepresented groups. The accessibility of various technologies, devices, and applications continues to be an essential part of the forum’s deliberations.

Disability Organizations

  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • American Council of the Blind
  • American Foundation for the Blind
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
  • TDI
  • The Arc of the United States
  • United Spinal Association

Industry Groups

  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • ATAP
  • Charter Communications
  • Comcast
  • Consumer Technology Association Foundation
  • CTIA (The Wireless Association)
  • Ethos DC
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • MSN
  • Sprint
  • Time Warner Cable
  • TracFone
  • Uber
  • Verizon
  • Vox Global
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