In celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announces a partnership with Google Nest to improve independence for the greater paralysis community through Google Nest products powered by the Google Assistant.
As part of this partnership, Google Nest is providing up to 100,000 free Google Home Minis to the Reeve Foundation to foster freedom at home across the paralysis community through the #PowerOfVoice.
These devices are designed to help people living with paralysis to control simple, daily tasks within their home with just their voice. Compatible devices can also be installed to enable people to use their voice to turn on the lights, turn up the thermostat and check who is at the door.
“We live in a world where technology has unlocked unforeseen possibilities for individuals living with paralysis. However, even the best ideas can gather dust unless the right partners—community and industry—work together to bring them to life. We are grateful to Google Nest for their commitment to work with the Reeve Foundation and restore independence for people living with paralysis,” says Rebecca Laming, vice president, marketing and communications, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in a media release.
All members of the Reeve Foundation community living with paralysis and their caregivers are able to receive a free Google Home Mini while supplies last, and community members can confirm their eligibility by visiting Googlenest.reevefoundation.org. The offer to redeem the device expires on August 13, 2019, and is available to US residents only.
[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]