People with Disabilities Can Hope for Improved Service Access

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Mass. — Five Eastern Massachusetts nonprofit organizations received $55,000 grant money for improving accessibility of services for the benefit of people with disabilities.

The philanthropic arm of Verizon, Verizon Foundation, partnered with the said foundations to open doors of opportunity for people with disabilities. Donna Cupelo, Verizon region president of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, said that the company is “committed to advancing technology solutions to improve efficiencies and increase access to services for people with disabilities.”

Recipients of the awards are Lowell Association for the Blind ($10,000), Easter Seals Massachusetts ($15,000), New England Homes for the Deaf ($10,000), Children’s Hospital Boston ($10,000), and National Braille Press ($10,000).

The Verizon Foundation has been awarding more than $300,000 to Massachusetts non-profits for assistive technology grants. They support literacy and K-12 education advancement.

Source: Mass Nonprofit Organization

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