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International Day For Persons With Disabilities Virtual Switch Build

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AST

Neil Squire and Makers Making Change are excited to partner with New Brunswick’s Premier’s Council on Disabilities for a virtual event where participants will build adaptive switches in celebration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities! The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is annually observed on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development.

Participants will be provided with tools and materials, and be instructed by MMC staff on how to build a Round Flexure Switch (additional information on this switch can be found in our projects library) virtually. Participants learn how to solder and assemble the assistive device which will then be donated to Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation and their Technology Access program.  Makers Making Change would like to thank Open Sky Cooperative in Sackville New Brunswick for participating in this event.

This build event is closed to the public, but we encourage you to attend the presentation beforehand  titled “New Brunswick Talks: International Day for Persons with Disabilities” featuring speakers from New Brunswick’s Premier’s Council, Neil Squire and Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Registration for this presentation can be found here: https://neilsquire.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wLU29jFXQEKHYb9jc-P6Zg 

Registration for participating in this build event is currently closed, but if you or your organization is interested in participating in a build, please get in touch at [email protected] !


instructions and a set of 3 printed parts used in one of our buildathon virutal events-2 circular switches are picture one is black with a green top and the other is black with a yellow topTwo MMC60s


December 3, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AST AST