BridgingApps Announced as a Winner in Verizon Powerful Answers Award for Education

Jan 09, 2014, 13:00 ET from Easter Seals Greater Houston

Prizes for the most innovative solutions in healthcare, education and sustainability announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals Greater Houston's BridgingApps program is proud to announce it is a winner in the Verizon Powerful Answers Award for Education winning $700,000.  After several rounds and more than 1,300 entries, the Powerful Answers Award winners were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The winners were selected by panels of judges with significant expertise in each of the three focus areas – healthcare, education and sustainability. The 15 money-winning ideas range from solutions to help manage donations in the aftermath of natural disasters, to a solution that allows healthcare providers to use smartphones to track and manage patient care, to a business simulation app designed to help students with financial literacy. Each idea leverages Verizon's broadband, cloud or wireless networks.

BridgingApps was selected for its innovative approach to using mobile device technology such as the iPad or Android devices to help improve the educational, social and physical outcomes for students with disabilities.

"We are honored to be a Verizon Powerful Answers Award winner and are so grateful for Verizon's leadership in helping use their powerful technology tools to improve the lives of people with disabilities so that they can live as fully participating members of our community," says Easter Seals Houston's CEO, Elise Hough.

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About Easter Seals Greater Houston
Easter Seals Greater Houston, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established to provide comprehensive services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities. For more information, visit

About BridgingApps

BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Houston, provides the access, education, and resources needed to effectively use mobile, touch-based devices to help people with disabilities communicate, exceed educational goals, and reach their fullest potential. BridgingApps includes a website, app reviews by therapists and special education teachers, a custom app search engine, assistive technology labs, monthly in person meetings in Houston, Rio Grande Valley and Austin, training and certification options for parents, organizations and schools. For more information, visit

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