#A11yTO: Accessibility Toronto Message Board › *UPDATE: COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION: IN Series presents: Hack!
*UPDATE: COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION A limited number of fully subsidized kits are available at no cost to registrants; please contact David Pereyra or myself to sign up for this event, if you would like to attend. Please forward to anyone who maybe interested in attending this fun workshop. Thanks, Gord
IN Series presents: Hack! Toys for Accessibility - Workshop
This workshop will teach you to adapt battery-operated toys to make them more accessible for children with disabilities. Through hands-on activities, you will learn to solder and modify simple electronics.
What is Switch Accessibility?
For many children with physical disabilities, playing with “off-the-shelf” toys is not possible. However, if a child can use their head, feet, arm, mouth, or any other part of their body, then it is possible to add a switch to make the toy accessible without affecting the function - as the existing button will still operate as it was originally intended.
Parents, relatives and family friends; occupational, physical, music and recreational therapists; speech language pathologists; makers and tinkerers, are all welcome. Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: Saturday July 27, 2013.
Time: 11am – 12:30pm. Refreshments provided.
Location: Participatory Inclusive Design Lab, Inclusive Design Institute, Room 4904, OCAD University, 49 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Cost: $25.00 per kit (individuals or groups are welcome)
Facilitator: Jorge Silva, Inclusive Technology Developer at the Inclusive Design Research Center; Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Liberal Arts.
In this workshop registrants will learn and be able to:
Edited by gordon on Jul 14, 2013 10:19 PM