Makers Making Change: May 22 event in Rocklin to help design assistive technologies for disabled

Neil Squire Society is hosting its Makers Making Change event on Tues., May 22nd in Rocklin that seeks to pair assistive technology designers with individuals who can benefit from various keyguards for a variety of users and people with disabilities.

The Neil Squire Society is a not-for-profit organization in Canada that has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. Founded in 1984, the Foundation has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world's leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. 

In partnership with Communication Technology Education Center (CTEC) and Hackerlabs, this event is to make various keyguards for a variety of users and people with disabilities.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. Often, a keyguard is placed on top to help the user control their input and address mobility and agility issues in using the device.

The event is held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 4415 Granite Drive in Rocklin and you can register to attend this free event HERE.