Makers Making Change

Lynne Taylor looks on at the room of volunteers building an accessibility device, the LipSync

September 29, 2017 LipSync Update: A mother gives back

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. We were amazed with the Seattle Maker Faire and won first prize at Accessibility Camp Seattle! We had build events with nonprofit disability organization’s in Washington State, Provail, 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.

Don trying out a different mounting for his tablet, that sits low and between Don’s legs, and is easy to set-up and disassemble.

September 21, 2017 LipSync Update: Mounting Progress

While we’re always refining the LipSync, the mechanics and the design are largely set. But there is still one part of the process we’re really figuring out — mounting.

writing aid ball

September 14, 2017 LipSync Update: Open-Source Assistive Technologies

We are excited to share with you some new, open-source assistive technologies (new window) that we’ve been developing. We’ve showcased some of them at tradeshows and conferences, but are now releasing them more broadly for makers and people with disabilities to trial. These assistive technologies are low-tech solutions that can be made with a 3D printer, and address barriers to daily living […]

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