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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences member James Silverman tries Google Glass at the YouTube Space L.A. Tour and Happy Hour, on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images) Academy of Television Arts and Sciences member James Silverman tries Google Glass at the YouTube Space L.A. Tour and Happy Hour, on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
By BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.

After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that will receive a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.

Classroom Champions of Jacksonville, Florida, will use the glasses to create first-person educational videos by Paralympic athletes for high-need schools.

Lumberton, North Carolina-based 3,000 Miles to a Cure will deliver information to riders participating in a bicycle race for charity.

Mark Morris Dance Group of New York will create dance-based tools for people with Parkinson's disease.

Women's Audio Mission in San Francisco will develop music and media-based learning programs for women and girls.

Baltimore-based Hearing and Speech Agency will develop new ways to help people with communication difficulties.

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