Hi HuskyADAPT!

Please see below for ways to get involved with us and our partners. We are especially excited to announce our 2021-2022 leadership team!

HuskyADAPT events and opportunities:

HuskyADAPT Design Showcase

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Our design teams are working hard to wrap up their year-long projects. We hope that you join us for our end-of-year design showcase where teams will be able to show off their final designs. This event is open to all members of the HuskyADAPT community. Automatic captioning will be provided. However, please contact Alyssa (aspomer) if you have any questions or additional requests.

HuskyADAPT Adapted Toy Request

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

HuskyADAPT news:

Announcing our 2021-2022 Leadership Team!

Accessibility Text: Photos of all executive board members. Members include: Alyssa Spomer (student chair). Molly Mollica (past student chair), Nicole Zaino (toy adaptation), Sam Mak (toy adaptation), Maddie Sloan (toy adaptation), Anya Prasad (GoBabyGo!), Kaya Bramble (design), Tom Mikolyuk (design), Katie Borgia (design), and Alicia Chen (communications)

Accessibility Text: Photos of all HuskyADAPT ambassadors. Members include: Joy Chen, Avry Freaney, Roshni Sabhaya, Alexander Novokhodko, Halina Buly, Amanda Ki, Jay Lin, and Kaitlin Danh

Opportunities from our collaborators and friends:

Designing with Bodies in Mind: Aimi Hamraie and Joel Sanders

May 21st 2:00 – 3:00 pm PST

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This conversation will explore inclusivity in the built environment through discussion of non-compliant bodies, intersectional coalition building, and universal design. This event is hosted by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, College of Built Environments, and the UW Disability Studies Program and is open to all! CART captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.

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.

Thanks!

Alyssa

Newsletter: May 20th, 2021