Occupational Therapists as Hackers and Makers in Accessible Design


"OTs were the original makers, and we don’t make as much as we used to..... we can be making things, we can be doing these things ourselves. We have to embrace making again. We have to look at things differently, look outside of the box, and not go straight to the catalogue".

Via Holly Cohen's TED Talk: Occupational Therapists as Hackers and Makers in Accessible Design.

OTs were certainly amongst the original makers (alongside teachers, family members and so on) from the 1970s onwards with switch adaptations of toys. It's true too that many toys are really easy to adapt, and more is needed. Definitely much more is needed for older kids as the range seems quite small these days.


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