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February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10203@
Are you planning to start an accessible makerspace? Here is a place to discuss!February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10204
The one I used to work out of – ProtoLab in Toronto’s east end – was accessible, but they had to close that building. Most of the other spaces in town have stairs, but SteamLabs/Tool Library on Spadina has a chair lift.
I’m actively looking, as enough people have expressed interest.February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10205
We are still in the planning stages for our maker space here in Virginia (USA). Any advice or links to resources we should be considering as we move forward? We want to be as inclusive as possible!February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10206
The DO-IT initiative out of the University of Washington made a bunch of changes to their makerspace to improve accessibility, and published the following whitepaper:February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10207
The Innovation Zone at Lethbridge University Alberta I believe is accessible [https://www.uleth.ca/unews/organization/agility-innovation-zone](https://www.uleth.ca/unews/organization/agility-innovation-zone)
Tetra in Vancouver/Surrey BC has an accessible woodworking shop [https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wheelchairs-and-sharp-tools-a-match-made-in-the-tetra-woodworking-shop/](https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wheelchairs-and-sharp-tools-a-match-made-in-the-tetra-woodworking-shop/)
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/22648February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10208
@SRv Whats the name of the new group working on the accessible makerspace in Toronto? I think there was a new group since you posted this, isn’t there?February 21, 2019 at 9:46 pm #10209
Yes, it’s part of KMDI and Semaphore Lab at University of Toronto. It’s in the same building as the Robarts Library. Obviously their opening is curtailed right now, but there are events planned for later in the year.
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