Tools to help communities mobilize AT maker-volunteers for children and adults with disabilities
At the back of the exposition hall, 3D printers hummed, corrugated plastic was folded and taped, and soldering irons lent a whiff of molten alloy to the air.
Mark your calendar! Spend the day learning all about AT making from maker thought-leaders at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH
Thanks to Shawna Hanson of MonTECH, the Montana state AT program, for this post about her foray into the wonderful world of custom printed gadgets!
Last year, FAAST gave away 10-15 switch-controlled toys for children with disabilities. This year, they expect to provide many dozens more toys to kids they serve while decreasing their spending. What’s their secret?
AT makers are empowering young children to get upright and active!
Essential tools and materials, generously shared by AT in NH Director Therese Willkomm, Ph.D.
Thanks to Kim Lathrop, Administrative Assistant for Ability Tools (the California state Assistive Technology Program), for sharing her experience designing assistive technology (AT) with Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM).
Thanks to Christina Mills of Ability Tools for sharing her experience creating an accessible crib and with what happened when she first posted this article five years ago!
Glue guns? Outdated. Soldering? Often unnecessary. If AT makers are “disrupters” to the AT industry, Therese Willkomm is also the disrupter to your AT making