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

Youth Making Change

June 16, 2022 | Categories: News
We’re excited to announce a new initiative — Youth Making Change! Funded by the Government of Canada, the Youth Making Change project supports STEM programming…

Builds Across Canada

June 15, 2022 | Categories: Buildathon, News, success story
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quite busy with builds and events across Canada. Here’s a little look at what we’ve been up to…

From Co-op Student to Change Maker: Milad Celebrates 10 Years With Neil Squire

June 2, 2022 | Categories: success story, Maker Spotlight
Recently, Milad Hajihassan celebrated an important milestone — 10 years since he was first hired by Neil Squire through the SFU Co-op program. At the…

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…

Makers Making Change Helps the Movement Centre Provide Their Clients With Affordable AT

May 18, 2022 | Categories: success story, Feature Blog, Partner Highlight
The Movement Centre of Manitoba in Winnipeg specializes in conductive education rehabilitation, working with clients of all ages with neurological motor disorders to learn skills…

Did You Read Our OT Series? Catch All Five Parts Here

May 4, 2022 | Categories: success story
In our leadup to this year’s CAOT Conference, we published a story each week on occupational therapists’ experiences with Makers Making Change, with looks at…

Twitch Switch and Lift Switch Design Update

May 3, 2022 | Categories: Partner Highlight
Our friends at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation have developed two new assistive switch designs, made possible by the Canadian Government’s Assistive Technology Program.…

Occupational Therapists Making Change

April 27, 2022 | Categories: News, success story, Feature Blog
Makers Making Change Helps Occupational Therapists Find Affordable Assistive Technology Solutions for Their Clients Since Makers Making Change’s inception in 2016, we’ve made it a…

DIY AT Helps Ashley Clip Her Nails Without Frustration

April 20, 2022 | Categories: success story
Like many, Ashley enjoys getting her nails done. “I really enjoy keeping my nails done, like painted and all of that,” says Ashley, who works…