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CEA Foundation Applauds CES Innovation 2013 Awards ‘Accessible Design Technologies’ Honoree

The CEA® Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, congratulated the first honoree in the new “Accessible & Universal Design Technologies” category for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards.

The Moneual Smart Care system for the hearing impaired (Photo: Business Wire)

The Moneual Smart Care system for the hearing impaired (Photo: Business Wire)

Moneual’s Smart Care system for hearing-impaired persons was recognized for its “innovative features that enable ease of use by anyone, including, but not limited to, accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities, regardless of cognitive, hearing, mobility, visual or other impairments.” The Moneual Smart Care system for the hearing impaired detects a wide range of noises and sounds that occur and transmits this information to its user, giving the hearing impaired users awareness of all sounds while also keeping them safe from risks.

Dovetailing with its mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, the CEA Foundation sponsored the new Accessible & Universal Design Technologies category for the 2013 CES Innovations Awards. This category’s judges included representatives from the disability community and industry to select the winners for the 2013 competition.

“Consumer technology companies continue to develop exciting innovations that help enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities,” said CEA Foundation Chairman John Shalam, founder of VOXX International Corporation (formerly Audiovox). “We were glad to hear about a number of excellent nominations in this new Innovations Awards category, accentuating the relevance of the foundation’s work.”

About CEA Foundation:

The CEA Foundation is a charitable supporting organization of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation launched its first series of grants in 2012 to support its mission. For more information on the CEA Foundation please visit www.ceafoundation.org.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media. https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed; http://twitter.com/cea; http://blog.ce.org/.

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