World Maker Faire New York 2013

The Accessible Makerspace: Makers with Mixed Abilities

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Saturday5:00 PM5:30 PM

The Maker Movement has the potential to create new opportunities for people with disabilities, their families and community by creating equal opportunities, increased independence and quality of life. With access to appropriate technology a person, regardless of their ability, may design a 3D model and use a 3D printer, program electronics or control a CNC machine to make their ideas real DIYAbility is an organization in New York City for Makers of all abilities and hosts workshops on assistive technology, access to tools, collaboration and making.


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John Schimmel — Cofounder


John is a technologist and tinkerer who teaches Developing Assistive Technology and Web Development courses at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Holly Cohen — Cofounder


Holly is an occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner and teaches Rehabilitation courses at NYU Steinhardt's Department of Occupational Therapy.