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Buildathon at Google

The LipSync project is funded by Google.org. Members of our Makers Making Change team just headed down to Google HQ in Mountain View, California, for a Buildathon! Google was celebrating Accessibility Week and we joined them on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1st and 2nd.

Eight organizations in the accessibility sphere, including the Neil Squire Society, were invited on Wednesday. On Thursday, Google staff built 13 LipSyncs for people with disabilities.

Here are some photos from the event:

Harry and Charles standing by an Accessibility Week poster
Neil Squire Society staff members Harry Lew, Manager of Research and Development (left) with Charles Gallagher, Mechanical Engineer

We worked in an area called The Garage, a workshop space with a lot of equipment and tools.

Google sign mounted on the wall
Above: The Google sign in The Garage, made of old car parts

Google staff working on LipSync parts
Above: Susan Porter, an Occupational Therapist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, speaks as Google staff build LipSyncs. Among the staff members: (far right, in grey) Aaron Cunningham, Program Manager of The Garage; and (right, in black) Maya Ben-Ari, Product Manager of Android Accessibility.

Team standing before Android statue
Above: It’s always a good time for a group photo at the Android statue

Thank you to everyone at Google for a fantastic Accessibility Week!