Assistive Technology

The Solutions team with their adapted toys.

Neil Squire Solutions BC Team Adapts Toys Together

September 27, 2023

On Friday, our Makers Making Change team hosted our BC Solutions team for a build event, making switches and adapting toys. It was a great team building event, and best of all, the toys will go to local kids with disabilities as part of our #HackingForTheHolidays campaign.

A female student wearing headphones writes in her notebook.

Essayist: Essay-Writing Made Easy

September 26, 2023

For students with learning disabilities, the essay writing process can be particularly daunting, since there are so many steps and processes to follow, and for students with mobility challenges who rely heavily on speech to text, having to worry about properly formatted citations could mean hours and hours of extra work.

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#HackingForTheHolidays 2023: Making Play Accessible for Everyone

September 25, 2023

Last year, we raised $28,000 and delivered over 600 toys and 900 switches to children with disabilities across Canada. For 2023, we are shooting even higher. With a fundraising goal of $100,000, we are aiming to build 2,000 toys, switches, and video game joysticks, host over 100 events across all 10 provinces, and make sure that play is accessible to all kids with disabilities this holiday season.

Person using book holder device to hold open pages of a book with one hand.

Device Roundup: Arthritis Awareness Month

September 21, 2023

September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada. According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, approximately 6 million Canadians have arthritis, and nearly 1 in 2 people over 65 have arthritis. We wanted to highlight some of the newer devices in our Assistive Device Library that are designed with people with arthritis in mind.

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