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Comcast Innovates Technology with a Focus on Accessibility

Spotlight on Partnership with National Federation of Blind of Utah 

As a media and technology company, we know we play an important role in helping to deliver inclusive technology and experiences that enable more people to connect to the moments that matter.

This week, Comcast is partnering with the National Federation of the Blind, Utah (NFBU) as the title sponsor of their annual convention happening April 28-30.

The convention brings together a wide variety of partners to discuss barriers to disability inclusion, spur innovation, and raise awareness for programs and technologies that create opportunities and improve the quality of life for people with visual disabilities. With more than 42,000 people who are blind in Utah alone, and for the millions more across the U.S., the work of the NFBU is essential to unlocking more opportunity and independence for more people.

“We are extremely grateful for Comcast’s generous donation and partnership,” said Everette Bacon, NFBU president. “Their support is so needed and will be directed toward Braille literacy, technology upgrades, and scholarships at our academy.”

Over the past decade, Comcast delivered game-changing products like the X1 Voice Remote, breakthrough innovations like Xfinity’s Adaptive Remote which was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best New Inventions in 2019,” and industry firsts like the Talking Guide which provides people who are blind or visually impaired with independent access to control their TV. Each of these technologies will be on full display at the convention this week.

We know awareness of these technologies and resources is key in connecting more people to the moments that matter. We are proud to support and amplify the work of the NFBU.

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