The NeuroAbilities program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Patrick McGovern Foundation, the scientific and programmatic support offered by the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, and the technical support contributed by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, a division of G3ict. NeuroAbilities is a program managed by the G3ict's Institutional Advocacy Division.
The Patrick J McGovern Foundation is a global, 21st century philanthropy, committed to bridging the frontiers of artificial intelligence, data science, and social impact. The Foundation is the legacy of IDG founder Patrick J. McGovern. The Foundation invests in activities that lead to greater inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in how AI and data are conceptualized, developed, applied, and deployed.
The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) which is supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, is the culmination of a unique research program that has developed over several decades. This program is founded on two major advances, one scientific and one technical. The scientific advance is the recognition that activity-dependent plasticity occurs continually throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and throughout life. The technical advance is the widespread availability of hardware and software that can support complex real-time interactions with the nervous system.
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The mission of IAAP is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies. G3ict is committed to fostering innovation and promoting accessible technologies and environments for all.