Makers Making Change (new window) has started reaching out to Occupational Therapists (OTs). OTs work directly with people with disabilities and can connect them with our services, giving people access to more affordable, community-made assistive devices.
Help Us Print Low Tech AT Kits
Our Low Tech AT Kits are composed of simple 3D-printed devices from our Open Source Assistive Technology Library. We will share these kits with OTs, whose clients will be able to try out the devices. This will help us get valuable feedback on how well these devices function and how they can be improved to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Contents of a Makers Making Change Low Tech AT Kit
- Key Turner (new window) (PLA)
- Palm Pen Holder (new window) (PLA)
- Ball Pen Holder (new window) (PLA)
- Bottle Opener (new window) (ideally ABS or a stronger filament that can handle repeated flexing)
- Nail Clipper Holder (new window) (ideally ABS or a stronger filament that can handle repeated flexing)
If you want to get involved, please get in touch with Zee, our Makers Making Change Project Manager, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will connect you with a hospital or disability organization in your area where you can drop off the kit.
Thank you for your support!
PS: Makers Making Change will be hosting two events this week: the TELUS Okanagan Days of Giving LipSync Buildathon (new window) on May 12th and the BC Tech Summit LipSync Buildathon with TELUS (new window) on May 14th. Make sure to register; we hope to see you there.