It’s been a busy couple of weeks. We were amazed with the Seattle Maker Faire (new window) and won first prize at Accessibility Camp Seattle (new window)! We had build events with nonprofit disability organization’s in Washington State, Provail (new window), and in the BC Interior at UBC Okanagan. We’ve met and reconnected with a lot of great people, and have built another 20 LipSyncs. But it’s the stories of the people impacted – both volunteer and people with disabilities – that really touched us.
Above: Lynne Taylor looks on at the room of volunteers building an accessibility device, the LipSync.
“It is so fulfilling and so joyful to a person who’s had so much lost that it’s just a very important thing to help people get this independence back,” says Lynne Taylor, pictured above, who took part in the event after her son became a quadriplegic after a car accident.
“This is really good to open people’s minds and show people that there is a device out there that will allow them to continue on in life and it’s great for me to watch somebody use the device for the first time and go, ‘holy crap, now I can text again’,” says Ean Price, pictured below.
Above: Ean Price in Wheelchair shares how accessible technology including the Lipsync empowers people with disabilities.