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

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…

Watch the Makey Makey Therapeutic Exercise Show and Tell

February 11, 2021 | Categories: Makey Makey, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Education
The Makey Makey for Therapeutic Exercise Show and Tell was a blast! This past January, 15 disability professionals from different areas of expertise, showcased their…

Brenda Finds a Way to Continue Her Art with Assistive Technology

February 3, 2021 | Categories: success story
Brenda is a prolific author based in Calgary, Alberta, writing “cozy mysteries with a little touch of magic in them”. While her passion is writing,…

3D Design for Assistive Technology in the Classroom

January 22, 2021 | Categories: Uncategorized, Education, Partner Highlight
At Makers Making Change, we often get questions from teachers about how they can learn 3D design for assistive technology in the classroom. In this…

Let’s Talk Accessibility First in the Digital Age

January 21, 2021 | Categories: News
As part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Chad Leaman, Director of Innovation at Neil Squire, joined top national experts at a virtual panel…

Learn How Our Community Works

January 14, 2021 | Categories: Feature Blog
Welcome to the Makers Making Change community!  Makers Making Change is an online platform providing a disruptively low-cost alternative to commercially available assistive technologies. With…

#PoweredToEnable

December 3, 2020 | Categories: News
Neil Squire’s annual #PoweredToEnable Fundraising Campaign is running throughout December. Learn more about virtual Makers Making Change events happening this month and keep up-to-date on our success stories.…

100th Assistive Device in the Library: Interview with Maker Ken Hackbarth

December 2, 2020 | Categories: Uncategorized, Maker Spotlight, News
This week, Makers Making Change celebrates the 100th assistive device added to our open source assistive device library! Some devices in our library are designed…