We were in Calgary for our LipSync Buildathon with TELUS on Friday, October 27, followed by a trip to the Maker Faire Calgary over the weekend.

At the Buildathon, we worked with TELUS staff to build 25 LipSyncs. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and People with Disabilities, attended our event to speak about the role of makers of assistive technology in creating opportunities for people with disabilities.

Group photo at the Buildathon
Above: Minister Hehr with Gary Birch; Neil Squire Society and Makers Making Change staff; TELUS team members Jees Joseph and Derek Keturakis; and volunteers

Click here to view a Facebook video from Minister Hehr, talking to our Executive Director, Gary Birch, about assistive technology solutions.

various assistive technologies
Above: Some pieces of assistive technology. Among the devices: (top, green) an implement that holds a pen and (centre right, red) a key holder.

For more details, click here for a rundown of the Buildathon from the National Post.