Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator
Disability Innovation

Working with the disability community, we’re unlocking more than access. Together we’re advancing new technology to unlock opportunity for all.

We’ve searched for the top startups building technology for the disability community with 5G, MEC, AI, & XR.

Meet our entrepreneurs in residence

Meet the industry leaders who are helping shape our program.

Christine Hemphill

Founder and Managing Director of Open Inclusion

Emily Goodson

Founder & CEO of CultureSmart

Zuby Onwuta

Founder & Inventor of
Think and Zoom

Program
Goals/
Stages

  • Business model & value proposition
  • Customer & domain discovery
  • User testing
  • Product roadmapping
  • Financials
  • Sales & partnerships
  • Fundraising
  • Pitching

Unlocking more than access

The term ‘accessibility’ implies providing access to a world with limits. Together, we can do more—we can unlock opportunity for all.
We are committed to working with mentors, partners, and subject matter experts with deep and meaningful connections to diverse groups of disability communities.

Meet our partners

Meet the partners who are helping shape our program.

Lavant Consulting
The World Institute on Disability (WID)
XR Access
PEAT
knowbility
AAPD
G3ICT
Fable
Open Inclusion
Disability:IN
Teach Access
Community Vision AT Lab
Helix Opportunity
XR Association
Deque
Benetech
Be More Adaptive
2axend
HumanWare
The Resource Key
IAAP
Remarkable

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