Last Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU many occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers and graduate students switch modified toys for the children with disabilities. For many, it was their first time soldering but they were more than happy to tear their toy apart and make it accessible. Each toy brought a unique circuit to be deciphered and hacked. Some toys made it out alive and universally accessible, other toys didn’t make it through the “operation”.
Join us on December 3rd for an afternoon of toy hacking for children with disabilities. We will cover the basics switch accessibility including taking a toy apart, identifying the electronics inside and how to solder a universal switch jack for access. Please bring a toy that you would like to switch adapt (see Ideal Toys section below).
When & Where
December 3, 2011 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU 721 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003