We had a record-breaking number of applicants for our design program this year – thank you to all those who applied! We will have 5 teams this year that will be working on:
(1) Switch-accessible games in partnership with Provail Therapy Centers
(2) A custom bike-steering solution in collaboration with Seattle Children’s Research Institute
(3) Stakeholder-driven needs finding with the UW Experimental Education Unit
(4) A custom solution to tow a basketball wheelchair in collaboration with athletes at Seattle Adaptive Sports
(5) A wireless switch for adapted toys in collaboration with CREATE
We are excited to see the solutions that our teams come up with over the course of the year! If you missed the design application deadline, we will be opening up a rolling application in mid-November. Once that application goes live, we will circulate it in the newsletter and on our social media platforms.
Last week, UW PhD student, Kelly Mack, gave a lecture on ‘Demystifying Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and its effects on minoritized groups’ for the HuskyADAPT community. Thank you to Kelly for such an engaging talk and to all those that joined us for the event!
Are you interested in joining the HuskyADAPT leadership team? We are currently accepting applications for the club treasurer position for the 2022-2023 year. The club treasurer will be responsible for managing HuskyADAPT budgets, approving purchases, applying for new funding opportunities, organizing our yearly giving campaign, and compiling our annual report. The time commitment for this position is ~5 hrs/week. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Alyssa Spomer (email@example.com).
Last week, we hosted a toy adaptation workshop as part of UW Dawg Daze. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made this event possible and for all those that came out to learn how to make toys more accessible!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who attended the September toy adaptation workshop! We are still looking for experienced volunteers to help with our September 21st event. If you are interested and able to help out, please sign up using this link
We recently hosted a toy adaptation workshop where volunteers learned how to modify off-the-shelf toys to make them more accessible. Thanks to all of those who attended this event! If you are interested in learning how to modify toys, we hope that you join us for our September workshops.