Ford Foundation Creates First-of-Its-Kind Fund to Tackle Disability Bias in Technology
Published In The Chronicle of Philanthropy
By Drew Lindsay
Expanding its work on disability rights and inclusion, the Ford Foundation Tuesday announced a first-of-its-kind national fund targeting discrimination in technology against people with disabilities.
The Disability x Tech Fund, which Ford launched with Borealis Philanthropy, will earmark $1 million for work to, among other things, research accessibility and inclusion, develop litigation strategies, and promote tech development with the help of people with disabilities. It will be housed at the Disability Inclusion Fund, which Borealis manages.
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