Google today announced the winners of its “Giving through Glass” initiative that will see the company work with nonprofits to develop apps for the platform. The winners will not only get Glass, but also “a $25,000 grant, a trip to Google for training, and access to Glass developers who can help make their projects a reality.”
The winners include: 3000 Miles to a Cure, Classroom Champions, The Hearing and Speech Agency, Mark Morris Dance Group and Women’s Audio Mission… Developers are already working with these inspiring groups, and next week these five nonprofits will descend on Google Glass’ Base Camp in San Francisco for training, and to connect with their Google mentors. Stay tuned for updates on how the projects unfold!
Google shared some of the plans that the winners have for Glass. Classroom Champions, for example, will be looking to inspire with an app designed to offer “a look through the eyes of Paralympic athletes as they train and compete.” Others are working on a educational experiences for the classroom as well as Glass apps to help improve the communication process for individuals with speech language challenges, hearing loss and autism.
You can read more about Google’s Giving through Glass initiative here.