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.
What is Assistive Technology?
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 […]
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 […]
Hacking for the Holidays 2013!!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]