Thank you to all the Assistive Technology vendors out there: the devices you create make everyday activities possible for AT Users every day!
We’d love to work with you to make your products and policies more Maker-Friendly. To that end, we’ve asked our community of AT Users, Practitioners, Makers and Care-Givers to share their challenges using Assistive Technology products.
Continue reading How to be a (More) Maker-Friendly AT Vendor
Recently we’ve started getting requests from AT professionals, SLPs, and parents who really want to make one of our projects, but don’t have a 3D Printer. Well, we have good news: you don’t need one!
We’ve got three great ways for you to get your 3D Printed parts so your project will rock.
Continue reading What if I don’t have a 3D Printer?
This project is a great way to get those idle 3D Printers running and make something useful for AT Users in your community!
We’ve designed 3D Printed Switches that you can easily download and assemble. This guide will show you how! If you’re an AT User or part of an AT team (parent, SLP, ATP, etc.), bring this guide to your local STEM or Robotics team and they’ll know how to put it to good use.
Continue reading 3D Printed AT Switches
Positioning switches is critical for folks with severe and profound physical challenges. Getting the AT Switch “just right” reduces fatigue, increases accuracy, and makes communication and environmental control much more successful.
[For those of you on the Maker side who don’t understand AT Switches, check out Max Lasko rockin’ on two switches to control the My Pal Scout we made for him.]
Continue reading Easy AT Switch Positioning w/Free 3D Printed Camera Mounts
In this guide, we will show how to use inexpensive Bluetooth Keyboards and related devices to make iOS Switch Control interfaces. This video shows you how to do it and the guide blow shows everything you want to know!
Continue reading iOS Switch Control on a Budget using Bluetooth Keyboards
Cariboo is a great way to teach AAC scanning for target pictures by playing to win the treasure! This popular game by Cranium, no longer available in the stores, provides a great example of how to AT Switch Enable a commercial board game. We’ve finally done a full end-to-end video of how to make the Cariboo Adaptation.
Continue reading End-to-end How-To Video of the Cariboo Adaptation
People with physical challenges often are very limited in their ability to make precise movements with their arms, fingers, etc. (This is known as having poor “fine motor” control.)
This severely limits their ability to control things like keyboards, mice, pens and pencils. If the person is also unable to speak, they may have no way to communicate.
Continue reading Connect an AT Switch as a PC Keyboard for under $20
This site is our first attempt to express a simple idea:
Open Source Hardware (and Software) provides tools that the Assistive Technology users could benefit from tremendously. Let’s make that happen.
Our first project will be to create complete instructions for the Switch-Enabled Cariboo® Game we created for display in the LessonPix.com booth. Hopefully, this will lead to more detailed discussions of how the amazing low-cost commodity hardware now available to Makers can help those who rely on Assistive Technology.
Continue reading Our First Project: A Switch Enabled Cariboo Game