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Lucas and Olivia 3D Print Assistive Devices for Recreational Therapy

February 23, 2022 | Categories: Maker Spotlight, success story, Feature Blog
Over last summer, University of Alberta students Lucas Plamondon and Olivia Tronchin worked together during their work experience at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to print assistive…

Neil Squire Prairie Regional Office Donates Assistive Devices to École Dr AE Perry Elementary School

January 6, 2022 | Categories: Education, success story, News
On the UN International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3rd, the Neil Squire Prairie Regional Office chose to donate assistive supports to a…

“It Just Seems Like a Really Powerful Game Changing Experience,” Naomi Works With Makers to Find Switch Adapted Toys for Her Client

November 9, 2021 | Categories: success story
Naomi Beswick, a speech language pathologist in Edmonton, Alberta, was looking for a switch adapted toy for a child that she works with. “She has…

Scott Helps Develop Assistive Technology for His Capstone Project

July 21, 2021 | Categories: success story, Maker Spotlight, News, Accessible Gaming
When fourth year UBC engineering student Scott Beaulieu was looking for a capstone project to take on and looking through the various project pitches, one…

Makers Help PlayFull Potential Find Assistive Device Solution in Record Time

July 7, 2021 | Categories: success story, Buildathon
PlayFull Potential is a group of independent therapists — psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and a physiotherapist — who offer family support for children with…

Rachel Makes and Adapts Devices for Her Students

May 25, 2021 | Categories: Maker Spotlight, success story
Rachel Thiros is a pediatric occupational therapist at a school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who works with students with various disabilities. “I’m also an assistive technology…

Bonnie and Marc Work Together to Design a Wheelchair Lap Tray

March 31, 2021 | Categories: success story
Bonnie lives in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba with her husband and cat. She’s very active and has a small business doing web design. “We’re hoping…

How We Made It: A Look at the Development of the Light Proximity Switch

March 3, 2021 | Categories: success story, Feature Blog
When a device goes into our assistive device library, it’s the culmination of a process that spans from coming up with an idea to designing…

Maker Spotlight: Imtiaz Jadavji

“It’s easier to get into than I had first thought. So I thought, ‘Oh, there’s a steep learning curve, there’s a lot of things I…