Makers Making Change Update: Highlights from BC and Ontario

March 21, 2019

On March 12th, Makers Making Change was at the BC Tech Summit (opens in a new window)’s Youth Innovation Day, building assistive switches with the help of Microsoft staff and youth volunteers. In all, we built about 100 switches, and the students were able to test them on switch adapted toys and Xboxes. Check out Microsoft’s video recap:

Are you in Ontario? We have two updates that may be useful to you.

March of Dimes DesignAbility Program (opens in a new window)

The DesignAbility Program offers custom-built solutions and modifications to the everyday challenges that can be faced by people living with mobility issues. The program has created hundreds of solutions for children and adults.

They are looking for volunteers with experience in wood, metal, or plastic fabrication and/or knowledge about assistive devices. If you think you can help, go get involved!

Abilities Expo Toronto (opens in a new window)

The Abilities Expo has been bringing together beneficial products and services for the disability community for over 40 years. From April 5th to 7th, catch up with Stewart Russell, one of our Regional Coordinators, at our booth at this event.