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Volunteers on PEI Learn to Customize Toys for People With Disabilities

January 24, 2023 | Categories: Event, News, Education, success story, Feature Blog
  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: Buildathon, Education, success story, Partner Highlight
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: Partner Highlight, Buildathon, News
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…

Meet Our Youth Making Change Interns

November 9, 2022 | Categories: Maker Spotlight
As part of our Youth Making Change initiative, we’ve welcomed aboard many new members to our team to help us out with engineering and community…

First Look: OpenAT 3D Printed Toy

October 27, 2022 | Categories: News
We’ve been talking a lot about toy hacking recently as part of our #HackingForTheHolidays campaign. Earlier this summer, we introduced our OpenAT 3D Printed Toy project…