Hacking for the Holidays 2013!!
100K School write up on DIYAbility
Two years ago we started Hacking for the Holidays, a workshop to learn how to make toys accessible for children with disabilities. A child with a physical disability might not be able to use their hands to control a toy but perhaps they are capable of using their head, feet, shoulders, knees or arms to […]
DIYAbility was at Edcamp S.T.E.A.M
100K Schools wrote a nice piece about DIYAbility and how we are excited about getting people with and without disabilities Making their world. The 100K School project supported by ShopBot is a great initative to get schools involved with the Maker movement. John and Holly as well as DIYAbility participant Matthew and his mother are […]
‘Hands On’ Assistive Technolog Workshop: From Microsoft to the Makey Makey
What is Edcamp S.T.E.A.M? As per their website (http://edcampsteam.org) Edcamp S.T.E.A.M. is an unconference for K-12 educators exploring the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. This amazing event consisted of various workshops full of group discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.
Computer programming workshop for Teens with Physical Disabilities June 15th & 29th
On July 15, 2013, DIYAbility hosted a new assistive technology event, ‘Hands On’ Assistive Technology Workshop: From Microsoft to the Makey Makey. Occupational therapists, special needs community members as well Makers and Tinkerers attended our class. The focus was to educate those interested in learning about computer accessibility DIY solutions for access.
Summer Workshops for Teens with Physical Disabilities
June 15th and 29th, 10:30AM – 2:30PM Hosted at Adaptive Design Association, 313 W. 36th St, NY NY This Summer DIYAbility is hosting workshops for teens with physical disabilities and their siblings. June is all about introducing computer programming and custom interfaces.
DIYAbility is now an Approved Provider of Continuing Education Activities for AOTA
With the right tools Everyone is a Maker DIYAbility is hosting Summer workshops for teens with physical disabilities and their siblings to tinker with creative technology and Make their World. Using appropriate assistive technology anyone can access a computer and with that computer they can program control of their home, design a website, make a 3D […]
Hacking for the Holidays 2012
What is AOTA? AOTA is the American Occupational Therapy Association. It was established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services (www.aota.org).
Intro. Workshop on 3D printing with Tinkercad & Makerbot
A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities. Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.
DIYAbility: An Assistive Technology Workshop
On Saturday, July 28th, we hosted a workshop on 3D printing for teens with disabilities held at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. 3D printing is becoming more popular with the increased availability and competition in the marketplace. Open source, commercial and mixed-license 3D printers are getting installed in classrooms, libraries, Makerspaces, community centers and even in […]
DIYAbilty held its third of three sessions this week focusing on educating individuals (therapists and users with disabilities) how to utilize the accessibility features of their computer, as well as perform a simple mouse access. The goal of this education was demonstrate easy solutions for computer access for individuals with impairments in their function.