AT Makers for All
Mark your calendar. Book your flight. Make plans to change the oil!
AT Makers for All is in the works for 2018 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.
The AT Makers for All Conference & Expo will help grow the collaboration of AT makers and users and explore solutions to everyday problems that are fast, affordable, customized and satisfying!
Plans for the day include:
- A keynote and panel presentation/discussion with AT maker movement program leaders from the US and beyond;
- Workshops featuring hands-on maker activities with everyday tools and materials, and other learning opportunities.
- An exhibit hall of up to 60 vendor/program booths.
- Make-it take-it stations (for the quick creation of low-tech solutions).
The AT Makers for All planning committee includes representatives from:
- Adaptive Design Association
- AT3 Center
- fabricATe Delaware
- Neil Squire Society/Makers Making Change
- PIAT at Temple U
Who should attend?
- AT Makers, young and old, from students and hobbyists to engineers and designers;
- AT Users, defined as individuals who experience disabilities, including children, adults, seniors and their families;
- AT Maker-users: any makers/designers/collaborators who experience disabilities;
- Programs, projects and organizations dedicated to growing the AT Maker Movement or interested in learning more.
- Makers new to making AT;
- AT Users new to making;
- PTs, OTs, educators and others seeking solutions for individuals they know;
- Vendors of maker materials.
Why Assistive Technology?
There are over 20 million individuals throughout the US who use assistive technology. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people who need AT will continue to rise while funding will continue to fall. AT making has always been with us, but we need these solutions now more than ever. I hope you can join us. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and work together to empower people to create solutions for every-day challenges experienced by people with disabilities.