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National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) is the time to celebrate and recognize the contributions made to our country by persons with disabilities and those who are actively removing barriers and equalizing the playing field, for everyone.

The reachAbility Team are taking NAAW 2020 to a fully accessible online-format. That’s right - WE’RE GOING DIGITAL - different medium, same commitment to celebrating the ongoing achievements of our community! Best of all, it’s free!
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Monday, June 1 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Neil Squire Society Hosts: Makers Making Change Info Session

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Could you, or someone you know, benefit from an adaptive device to compensate for a disability? Perhaps assistance with turning keys, adapting gaming controllers, or carrying items on a wheelchair? Do you have an interest in helping others by making adaptive devices through the use of electronics or 3D Printing?

If so, then join us for an information session with Makers Making Change, a project from Neil Squire, that connects people who could benefit from assistive devices with volunteer makers. Makers Making Change (MMC) is an innovative community-based initiative that connects makers to people with disabilities to create affordable open source assistive technologies. Makers Making Change utilizes emerging technology such as Arduino microcontrollers, 3D printing and laser cutting. The project integrates the culture and communities that surround the open source movement, the maker movement and the crowdsourcing movement.

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Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society(new window) has been revolutionizing the lives of Canadians with disabilities since 1984 through accessible technology.Our organization was established when 21-year-old Neil Squire was left a brain-stem tetraplegic after a car crash. Seeing he was unable to speak or move his arms and legs, Neil’s... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom

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