Technology has tremendous potential to improve people’s lives, and the companies participating in our Remarkable Accelerator Program are building businesses to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. We are excited to announce that the eight innovative companies in our #RA22 program will be featured in the first season of a new podcast from Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) called Changing What’s Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast.
In partnership with CPARF and with generous support from SmartJob, LLC, we are working to support the development of new assistive devices and accessible technology to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities. With CPARF, we are piloting the first Remarkable US program, and their new podcast will introduce you to cutting-edge science, technology, and innovation that provide real-life impacts for people with disabilities.
“As someone who inadvertently stumbled upon mobility technology that’s profoundly impacted my life, I know how hard it is for people to find information like this,” explained Katy Gaastra, Digital Engagement Manager at CPARF and Founder of Cerebral Palsy Strong. “And I know how important it is that they do.”
In the first season of Changing What’s Possible, each episode will feature a representative from one of our #RA22 startups, as well as an individual who has experience using the company’s product or service. “These stories need to be told — and they deserve to be heard,” remarked Jocelyn Cohen, CPARF’s Vice President of Communications and Engagement.
We are thrilled to be able to share the stories of these companies and valuable insights about their innovations from clinicians and people with CP and other disabilities who are using them in their everyday lives.
“Remarkable US embraces ‘nothing about us without us,’ — a concept that underpins the disability rights movement,” commented Michael Pearlmutter, Executive Director of CPARF. “Changing What’s Possible is a natural and necessary extension of that. Whether we’re highlighting the story of a trailblazing disabled leader or amplifying the story of a user with a disability, the disabled perspective is front and center.”
New episodes of Changing What’s Possible are published on the first Friday of each month on a variety of podcast platforms. Listen and subscribe to the show to hear outstanding stories of life-changing science and tech and learn more about how our Remarkable startups are making important advances in disability technology to improve the lives of people around the world.