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Discovering the Joy of Assistive Technology Making- A Hands-on “AT Makers” Workshop
October 22, 2021 – 9:00-4:00 (EST)
This workshop will be presented live!
The assistive technology makers’ movement and the need for quick A.T. solutions for everyday challenges continues to grow. This workshop will discuss, demonstrate, and actually build skills in A.T. Making. Participants will learn the latest in quick tips for working with everyday plastics, double-sided tapes, hook and loop, multipurpose fasteners and more. Discover how to apply the “…ABLE” Principles in making devices that a collaps-able, reuse-able, adjust-able, port-able, reposition-able, expand-able, and using repurpose-able materials. Each person will also make 10 multi-use devices to take home with them. This includes – Devices for eating and drinking for grasping and holding challenges; devices for reading and writing; mounting solutions for mobility aids; devices for blind and low vision; a low-cost communication device; devices for relaxation and self-regulation and more.
THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES A MATERIALS FEE AND A BOXED LUNCH.
TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTINCING, THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.
COPIES OF THERESE’S NEW BOOK, MAKE STUFF AND LOVE PEOPLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE WORKSHOP.
CUES will be available through the AAC Institute.
Presented by: Therese Willkomm