Temple University’s Institute for Disabilities has opened a new accessible community space where they can demonstrate assistive technology such as adaptive gaming controllers, wheelchairs, page holders, sensory toys and much more. Employees and volunteers can also use the space’s free 3D printers to create technology for themselves or others who have submitted requests.
The initiative is through TechOWL, Pennyslvania’s assistive technology program hosted by Temple University. The federally funded program is tasked with informing Pennsylvanians with disabilities about assistive technology tools, reported The Temple News.
“Our vision in the future is to have this space not only for the work that we do but also for really disability-focused and centered activities, like adaptive yoga or sign language classes,” Alanna Raffel, an occupational therapist and TechOWL’s assistive technology specialist, told the publication. “I could basically relate anything to disability somehow because it can always be accessible.”
Read more about the initiative here.