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We are a community of people who leverage, make and support the use of open source assistive technologies.

Chapter Highlight: MMC Edmonton

May 19, 2022 | Categories: Chapter Highlight
Today we wanted to highlight our Edmonton Chapter, which joined Makers Making Change in 2021. The chapter is led by Janelle Singh, a biomedical engineering…

A Look at Our New Chapters

February 23, 2022 | Categories: Chapter Highlight
We wanted to introduce you to three of our new chapters — the Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba; EAST at Nettleton STEAM…

Atlanta Chapter Builds 20 Switches at Georgia OT Conference

November 10, 2021 | Categories: Chapter Highlight, Buildathon, Event
On Sunday, October 17th, the Atlanta Chapter of Makers Making Change, led by Shepherd Center occupational therapist Jasmin Brumby-Smith, closed the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association…

New Orleans Chapter Comes Together to Design Portable Adaptive Toilet

June 23, 2021 | Categories: Buildathon, Chapter Highlight
While the New Orleans Makers Making Change chapter is only a few months old, they’ve made tremendous progress on their first big project — the…

Chapter Highlight: Shepherd Center

April 28, 2021 | Categories: Chapter Highlight
The Shepherd Center is a 152 bed private not-for-profit hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord…

OT Students Make Over 80 Switches in Western University Build

The Makers Making Change chapter in Southern Ontario held a successful first build event at Western University on March 24. Forty Occupational Therapy students at…

Fort St John Chapter Making a Big Impact in Their Community and Beyond

April 13, 2021 | Categories: Chapter Highlight, Education, Feature Blog
Since fall, Makers Making Change has sent over 50 demo kits — containing a variety of 3D printed assistive devices — to targeted hospitals, rehab…

Meet Our New Chapter: Miles Macdonell Collegiate

March 31, 2021 | Categories: Chapter Highlight, Education
We’re happy to announce another new Makers Making Change chapter, this one in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Miles Macdonell Collegiate, of the River East Transcona School Division,…

NYC Chapter Hosts Virtual Assistive Technology Event

August 21, 2020 | Categories: Chapter Highlight
With COVID-19, virtual assistive technology build events are the “new normal” for Makers Making Change. This hasn’t stopped members of our chapters in Canada and…