Technology Forum

Bringing Together Disability Advocates and Technology Industry Representatives

The AAPD Technology Forum was established in 2013 to bring together a diverse group of national disability advocacy organizations and representatives from the technology industry to foster a candid dialogue on technology issues.

The Forum meets monthly with a mission to holistically drive and accelerate innovations to advance the interests of underrepresented groups. Past discussions have focused on autonomous vehicles and rideshare access issues, the Internet of Things, building datasets, 5G, and seeking ways to better prepare design and engineering students to create accessible experiences.


Technology Forum Participants


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


Technology Forum – Meeting Recaps

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