Hi HuskyADAPT!

Happy summer! Please see below for ways to get involved with us!

HuskyADAPT events and opportunities:

WiSE Toy Adaptation Event

June 9th 1:30 – 4:00 pm

We are hosting a toy adaptation event this Friday for the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Summer Bridge program. We are in need of a couple extra experienced toy adaptators (attended atleast 2 adaptation sessions) that are comfortable leading others through the toy adaptation process. If you are interested in helping out on Friday, please email our Toy Adaptation chair, Maddie Sloan (sloanm4). You can learn more about the WiSE Bridge Program here.

HuskyADAPT Adapted Toy Request

Do you or someone you know need adapted toys? Please nzaino) with any questions about this program.

HuskyADAPT news:

HuskyADAPT Design Showcase
Thank you to all those that attended our end-of-year virtual design showcase last month! Our design teams worked incredibly hard over the last year on their accessible design projects and came up with some very creative final solutions. If you missed the event and are curious about the projects, we will be posting accessible versions of the final posters on our website soon! Our design chairs are working hard this summer to plan our next round of design projects that will kick off in the fall. If you or someone you know has an idea for a design project, you can submit ideas here.

Accessibility Text: Screenshot of a Zoom window displaying a poster titled ‘Toy B’. The poster includes a mission statement, background, research, and an outline of the design for the Toy B design project. Accessible versions of all team posters will be available on our website soon.

Opportunities from our collaborators and friends:

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We love to amplify the hard work of collaborators and friends of HuskyADAPT! If you want to share your event, research study, or opportunity in the HuskyADAPT biweekly newsletter please email Alyssa Spomer (aspomer) with a short (3-5 sentence) description of the opportunity (including dates/times) and any relevant links (RSVPs, Zoom, etc).

TCAT Survey on Play Access and Inclusion The Coronavirus pandemic necessitated rapid, radical changes to global systems, structures and organizations across all areas of life, including recreation and social services. These changes were something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, for example, the situation informed innovation in provisioning services remotely. On the other, some people’s inability to access such technologies, together with increased social isolation, exacerbated forms of exclusion. This issue considers what lessons can be learned from the pandemic in striving to design a future that is more inclusive for all.

We are a group of researchers from HuskyADAPT and the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) at the University of Washington. We would like to invite you to participate in this study about how the pandemic has impacted access to play and recreation for learners with disabilities. Specifically, we are interested in responses from the following groups: people who identify as having a disability, caregivers, therapists, or other providers. Please join the study here. Participants will be eligible to have a free switch-adapted toy shipped to them.

Stanford University: Sit to Stand Research Study Recruitment

The Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab at Stanford University is currently recruiting participants for a study that you can participate in from home. In this study, you’ll have your movement analyzed and contribute to mobile health and human movement research. You can complete the study in around 20 minutes on a smartphone. It consists of: (1) Recording a video with 5 sit-to-stand movements (2) Filling out a questionnaire. If you are interested in participating, go to https://sit2stand.ai/ on your mobile device. This opportunity is open to anyone in the US that is over 18 years old and can safely move from sitting to standing. Participants will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Study questions can be directed to 1-866-680-2906.


HuskyADAPT Newsletter 7/7/21