The Access Makeathon is a 48 hour event that connects a person with a disability to a team of makers. Makers will build an open source assistive technology that directly addresses a need of the person they are paired with. It is an opportunity for makers to apply their knowledge and skills to address a real world need of a person. The goal is each team will help a person leave the event with a working prototype that improves their quality of life.
We are very excited to open our doors to Access Makeathon participants, and we’re looking forward to seeing your creative ideas for improving people’s lives and helping you realize them.
VHS Makeathon Hours:
Saturday, Jan 28th, 9AM to Sunday, Jan 29th, 1 PM.
How to Access VHS
- VHS is wheelchair accessible
- Enter through the side entrance on W 1st Ave (northwest corner of the building)
- Please call (778) 330-1234 by cell phone for admittance.
- Or, enter through the main entrance (note: stairs)
This event is part of Makers Making Change, “a new initiative by the Neil Squire Society — using technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with Disabilities.”