ATLANTA, GA – May 14, 2013 – Out of 48 finalists, the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) was named winner of the Technology Innovation Award presented by Accenture at the 2013 TechBridge Digital Ball on Saturday, May 11. The annual Digital Ball event is sponsored by TechBridge, a nonprofit organization that delivers technology consulting, products and solutions to other nonprofits in Georgia.
The Technology Innovation Award is given to one Georgia non-profit for presenting their innovative vision for how to improve their organization through technology. The technology project must be one that will enable the organization to be more efficient and effective in serving the community.
CVI’s project for consideration of the award was the acquisition of a customer relationship management (CRM) system that will be made accessible to users of JAWS. JAWS is a powerful accessibility solution that reads information on a computer screen using synthesized speech. Many of CVI’s clients and visually impaired employees of the ClearAnswer contact center at CVI utilize the JAWS program.
As the award winner, CVI will receive $25,000 in TechBridge services, a $5,000 cash grant for project implementation/startup operating costs, plus thousands of dollars in software from Microsoft, Salesforce.com and/or Netsuite.