Watch your favorite gamers change the game for good! Visit vrcharitychallenge.com to learn more about the Change the Game VR Charity Challenge and find out how you can win an Oculus Rift headset. On Dec 13–16, tune in to see gamers compete in VR to win $100K USD for a great cause. And don’t forget to support your favorite charity.
Today marks the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities￼ (UN IDPD). This year’s theme, “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” is a powerful and important reminder of the opportunity ahead to empower. Whether that’s with digital skills, technology that helps with daily needs or empowering and building the pipeline talent with disabilities entering the education and the workplace.
Amazon celebrates Giving Tuesday by launching an easy way for customers to donate a toy to a child in need this holiday via Alexa and Toys for Tots. Customers simply say, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots,” and they will be presented with a reasonably priced item appropriate for kids across a broad range of ages directly from the Toys for Tots Charity List.
Braden Leonard lost his hand in the aftermath of a terrible mountain-biking accident, effectively ending his career as a firefighter and ability to ride. When he started looking for custom prosthetics that would fit his active lifestyle, model after model kept breaking. So Leonard decided to design his own. Watch Leonard’s journey from maker to entrepreneur, as what started as a need born out of necessity turned into a second career.
In the world, 86 percent of the people who have visual impairments are not blind. Those people with low vision have an inconvenient way of life… What can we do to help them see a little better with their remaining vision?