LipSync Update: Minister Hehr Attends Our Buildathon with TELUS

We were in Calgary for our LipSync Buildathon with TELUS on Friday, October 27, followed by a trip to the Maker Faire Calgary (opens in a new window) over the weekend.

At the Buildathon, we worked with TELUS staff to build 25 LipSyncs. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and People with Disabilities, attended our event to speak about the role of makers of assistive technology in creating opportunities for people with disabilities.

Group photo

Above: Minister Hehr with Gary Birch; Neil Squire Society and Makers Making Change staff; TELUS team members Jees Joseph and Derek Keturakis; and volunteers

Click here (opens in a new window) to view a Facebook video from Minister Hehr, talking to our Executive Director, Gary Birch, about assistive technology solutions.

Some assistive tools on a table.
Above: Some pieces of assistive technology. Among the devices: (top, green) an implement that holds a pen and (centre right, red) a key holder.

For more details, click here (opens in a new window) for a rundown of the Buildathon from the National Post.