Hi friends, we’ll be running our Hacking for the Holiday’s campaign again this year, where we will be adapting toys, building access switches, and making accessible game controllers for therapists and families supporting kids with disabilities.
Campaign officially starts Sept 25th, and I’m kicking it off right where Makers Making Change started, with VHS riding the first out the gate!
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 04:00 p.m. - VHS - Repair an Adapted Toy night
This is a night where we repair broken assistive technology to help give it a second life. There will primarily be switch adapted toys that aren’t working, but may also trouble shoot other broken electronic items such as switches. Many of these are ones that previously did not pass Quality Control, but can be repaired.
Switch adapted toys often cost $100 or more, so by fixing the electronics, you are supporting therapists and families with kids with disabilities in having the assistive devices they need to cognitive development, play and communication.
Event is free to attend and open to the public. Please register on Makers Making Change so I can ensure I have enough food and treats to keep my VHS friends fed.
There will likely be more toys than be adapted in a single evening, so if you want to take some to fix up at home over the course of October, I’ll be sure to leave some parts and toys there as well.