Watch Holly Cohen’s TED Talk
DIYAbility spoke at the TED 2016
Way back in February 2016, DIYAbility’s Co-founder Holly Cohen spoke at TED in Vancouver. Her talk is now available online. Holly spoke about the importance of the Maker movement within the disability community from do-it-yourself projects to accessible making.
Shop Class and Makers with Disabilities
DIYAbility was honored to be asked to speak at the 2016 TED conference in Vancouver, Canada this past February 2016.
Webinar recordings now available in our store
I remember shop class fondly even if the 8th grade version of myself was not very skilled at measuring and cutting. Everyone in class made wooden napkin holders and bent sheet metal into toolboxes using rivets. It was fun but it was a single class and we were never invited back to the shop once […]
Go Baby Go, The Ultimate Toy Hack
We are happy to finally offer recorded webinars for sale. If you missed the actual webinar livestream you can now purchase the webinar from our store and watch at your home or work. Future webinars will also be made available through the store so you don’t have to worry about missing out.
DIYAbility Has Been Chosen as One of New York’s Next Top Makers!
Go Baby Go is a project from the University of Delaware that demonstrates a quick and easy way to create mobility tools for children using ride on top Powerwheels cars. The Go Baby Go project has grassroots activity around the globe; people do not need to sign a form or be an engineer, you only […]
Future of Accessible Cities Window Display
What is New York’s Next Top Makers? https://www.nexttopmakers.com The focus of New York’s Next Top Makers is to build a the creative, design-driven economy of NYC, making it a hub for hardware creation and innovation. The program brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to learn and grow within the community. As part of the […]
Make Your Own Battery Interrupter
On Display at DIYAbility / Adaptive Design Association, 313 W 36th St. NYC by Jenny Chowdhury & John Schimmel NYC Cardboard Skyline by Christie Leece
What is Assistive Technology?
DIYAbility is pleased to announce the creation of a Battery Interrupter Kit. This kit contains the components required to make two of your own battery interrupters at home or work. Soldering is optional to complete this project. If you’re new to assistive technology find out how a battery interrupt can be used to control battery […]
The Kits Are Here!
Assistive technology can be defined as the use of a device to help facilitate independence in an individual. There are many examples of assistive technology or AT in our everyday life. Glasses can be considered a form of AT as they will facilitate an person’s ability to see. A walker is also a form of […]
At DIYAbility we believe that people with and without disabilities can be empowered when they utilize the correct technology. More importantly, we want everyone to know they have the right to participate in the design and making of technology – having the opportunity to make your own ‘stuff’ can lead to increased quality of life, […]