Archive for March, 2013

National Disabilities Innovation Contest offers $25K Prize

Contests for innovators are popping up all over the place these days. One current national contest seeks to directly improve the lives of people living with disabilities by inventing new technologies they believe would be most helpful.

As part of World Cerebral Palsy Day 2012, more than 500 people with disabilities submitted their ideas for the “Change my World in One Minute” contest. A panel chose several finalists, and United Cerebral Palsy is offering a $25,000 prize to anyone who can bring one of their ideas to life:

  • A solar-powered motorized wheelchair
  • A fold-up motorized wheelchair
  • A documentary about people living with cerebral palsy

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2013. For more info about the contest, see the World Cerebral Palsy Day website: