Ashley’s team didn’t quite have enough time in 48 hours to make her bionic legs, so they made her a 3D printed stabilized cup holder instead, and along the way they restored her faith in humanity. This is just one of the many successes that came from our Access Makeathon.

Over 48 hours in January of 2017, inventors, creators, hackers, change makers, and persons with disabilities came together in Vancouver to build open source assistive technologies at the Access Makeathon.

Makers Making Change (new window) connects makers to people with disabilities who need assistive technologies. We’re the first organization in Canada to revolutionize how people collaborate on assistive technology projects. Our teams of makers and people with disabilities join forces to reinvent what’s possible for accessible open-source solutions.