INCLUSIVE INNOVATION FUND
Many innovations that improve "quality of life" are not designed for accessibility. For example, diabetic retinopathy is one of the largest causes of blindness, yet the technology that allows individuals to monitor and cope with this disease was not universally designed for blind people.
The INCLUSIVE INNOVATION FUND supports open innovation projects in med-tech, ed-tech, wearables, and assistive-tech that facilitate independent living and the creation of an inclusive society.
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There is a perception that people who are blind or visually impaired are limited in what they can do in their career. With today's advancements in technology and treatments, the barriers to employment have started to come down, however low employment rates of blind and visually individuals remains at 37%.
We believe that we change the narrative by supporting programs and organizations which catapult the academic achievements of the blind and visually impaired students, K-16; design new curriculum highlighting innovations in Eye-Care related fields; and provide hands-on and in-the-field work experience which directly benefit the blind and low vision community.
The Fox Family Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with nonprofit organizations focused on this particular challenge.