Google is Launching a Program to Help and Collaborate with Creators with Disabilities - Latest Global News

Google is Launching a Program to Help and Collaborate with Creators with Disabilities

What you need to know

  • Google’s new GRID program launches with a strong focus on supporting and collaborating with the disability community in the US
  • The company is also working with USABA to provide Pixel phones to blind or visually impaired participants in its ambassador program.
  • Google is creating a $5 million fund for programs that use its open source library Blocky to help students with disabilities learn coding and computer science.

Google is launching a new program today (May 16) that will work more closely with the disability community in the United States.

According to a blog post, the company is introducing the “Google’s Rising Influencers with Disabilities Fellowship,” or GRID for short. This six-month fellowship program will help Google create a “sense of belonging” online for creators and influencers with disabilities.

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