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We are sharing innovations in assistive technology at  #io15 .

Stop by our Sandbox to see  #Exiii 's myoelectric hand made with 3D printing,  +David Eagleman's #VEST  that lets brains take in new data streams, and +Liftware's stabilizing spoon to assist those affected by tremors. 
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Looks cool. Soon we'll stop calling them assistive technologies and start calling these augmentation technologies. I wish my arms could get better at Moore's pace!
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Floods of historic proportions swept through Texas and Oklahoma on Memorial Day weekend and have continued into this week. Lives have been lost, a number of people are still missing, and property damage is extensive and widespread. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, and cleanup has begun—but rains are still in the forecast.

In response, +Google is committing $300,000 in Google.org and employee support to flood recovery efforts in the hardest-hit counties of Texas and Oklahoma. We’ll continue to work with the many nonprofits and responders who are providing lifesaving resources on the ground and we’re searching for additional opportunities for Googlers from the Austin office and our Mayes County Data Center to lend their hands.

In both Texas and Oklahoma we’re devastated by the destruction but are inspired--and proud of--the courage of the first-responders and neighbors who have been braving the weather to support our communities. We hope these funds will help to ease the suffering of so many and to accelerate the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the floods.
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my heart goes with these families lord have mercy



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In developing countries, many people who need hearing aids never get them. This can happen because their hearing impairment is never diagnosed, or the right technology simply isn’t available. 

A new grant from Google.org will enable World Wide Hearing to develop an inexpensive mobile technology based diagnostic tool that can be used by rural health workers to screen for hearing loss and fit a hearing aid, all in less than an hour. The tool will enable more screenings, especially in remote areas where expensive medical equipment is not available.

Learn more: http://get.google.com/disabilitiesimpactchallenge/#the-opportunity
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+Google is raising the stakes on #Diversity .

We're working to make the tech industry more representative of the populations it serves. That's why we are committing $150M in 2015 to promote diversity initiatives within Google and across the larger tech industry. 

Learn more about our diversity efforts: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/05/05/google-raises-stakes-diversity-spending/26868359/
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Mellissa.reed
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We joined #sfgives  and #tippingpoint  to help solve   #BayArea  poverty. Learn how your company can make a difference: sf-gives.org/playbook
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Love apps& technology
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We're supporting  the VA Innovation Creation Series to accelerate the development of assistive technologies and improve care and quality of life for #Veterans  with disabilities. 

Learn more about the #VAChallenge : http://www.innovation.va.gov/challenge/
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What do you do for. disabled of sight
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Are you at  #io15 ?

Stop by the +Google.org + #GoogleAccess  Sandbox on level 2 for some amazing #a11y    #tech  
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For growing children, finding proper prosthetics can be an expensive and difficult process. 

To address this, Google.org gave a grant to scale the work of e-NABLE, a global community of volunteers who work together to create 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Using #opensource designs and new tools for sizing and fitting, their volunteer network will be able to reach even more communities in need.

Learn more: http://get.google.com/disabilitiesimpactchallenge/#the-opportunity
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What if we worked together to create a more accessible world for all?

Today we’re announcing $20 million in grant funding through the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. We’re challenging the thinkers, the doers, and the builders to create technologies that can make a difference to the one billion people around the world living with a disability. 

Together, let’s ask the right questions, find new answers, and build a better world, faster. Join us: g.co/ImpactChallengeDisability
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Our engineers in Australia have joined the fight against #Ebola .

Google engineers from our design and product teams in Australia helped develop a tablet device that allows Ebola medical workers in Africa to record patient information without spreading the deadly virus. 

Learn more about why these tablets are so critical: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/google-australia-engineers-join-africas-fight-against-ebola/story-e6frgakx-1227350905412  
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We're kicking off the #VAChallenge .

Today we joined the Department of Veteran Affairs and The Ipsos Girls Lounge in Palo Alto to launch a challenge to design creative assistive technologies. Check out how you can help innovate to improve the lives of #Veterans .

http://www.innovation.va.gov/challenge/
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Google.org brings together philanthropic initiatives across Google. Our Global Impact Awards support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to make the world a better place. Our engineers develop products to help people in times of need. Nonprofits receive support through free and discounted ads, apps and products. And employees at Google like to give back and we encourage it, whether through gift-matching, volunteer support, or providing opportunities to take time out of work to support nonprofits they love.
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