Approximately 57 million people in the United States are living with a disability, and the vast majority of those people have a disability that affects their ability to use the Internet. Deque Systems is committed to developing new technologies that make the web accessible to users with disabilities and to fostering new talent and projects that can help achieve this mission.
The Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant is a grant for $10,000 that will be awarded to the applicant whose proposal best exemplifies an innovative technology or project that will contribute to making the web accessible.
In addition to receiving the $10,000 grant, the winning applicant will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to attend the 2014 California State University Northridge's Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego (also known as CSUN, dates TBD) and will deliver a presentation on their project.
The grant takes its name from Deque's groundbreaking new accessibility software tool, Amaze, which works be creating accessibility overlays that render a site accessible without altering or even requiring access to the site's source code.
The grant is open to candidates of all ages and academic levels as well as international applicants.