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Our Team is at ATIA 2023

February 3, 2023 | Categories: Event
Members of our team from across Canada are at ATIA 2023 in Orlando, Florida connecting with assistive technology professionals and learning lots!

Device Roundup: February 2023

February 1, 2023 | Categories: Uncategorized
Here’s a roundup of exciting devices that have been recently added to our Assistive Device library: Flipper the Clipper Flipper the Clipper has been a…

Volunteers on PEI Learn to Customize Toys for People With Disabilities

January 24, 2023 | Categories: success story, Feature Blog, Event, News, Education
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by CBC P.E.I. (@cbcpei) Twelve-year-old Rachel Matheson was taking apart a toy dog, adding a…

2022 Year in Review

January 19, 2023 | Categories: Feature Blog
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Makers Making Change (@makersmakingchange) As we start off 2023, we wanted to take a…

Thank You for Helping Us Deliver Over 500 Adapted Toys!

December 28, 2022 | Categories: success story, Feature Blog
We did it! Thanks to your support, we have hosted over 100 events, and delivered 649 adapted toys and 952 switches to children with disabilities…

Hackaday Features the Rocket Switch — “Accessibility Done With Elegance”

December 16, 2022 | Categories: News
Hackaday featured our new Rocket Switch in a recent article. “This is an accessibility-enabling controller, a USB HID device which interfaces to a wide variety…

University of Lethbridge Agility Students Make Change

December 14, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story, Partner Highlight, Buildathon
The University of Lethbridge Agility program hosted two events in partnership with Makers Making Change, as part of their Youth Making Change initiative. In the…

Adapted Toys Allow Kids at CHEO to Play Independently

November 29, 2022 | Categories: success story
Over the course of the last year, CHEO, a children’s hospital in Ottawa, has been the recipient of a number of adapted toys and switches…

McInnes Cooper and Law Students Adapt Toys for IWK Children’s Hospital

November 24, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News, Partner Highlight
Every year, McInnes Cooper hosts a volunteer event for incoming law students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. This year, the corporate…