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"Hack The Toy" Toy Adaptation Making Party

Updated: Jan 28

On Dec 2, 2023, TOM: Pittsburgh fellows from the Duquesne University from Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and Nursing are making spirits bright this holiday season by creating adaptive toys for children with disabilities.

Representatives from leading organizations and the Pittsburg community worked together to create over 60 toys, for over 50 participants. The event was led by TOM: Pittsburgh fellows at Duquesne University and Supported by 412 Ability Tech Ecosystem and the ecosystem members: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, The Watson Institute, The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, Remake Learning, and many other organizations.

The adapted toys, designed to work seamlessly with switches, are a tremendous success. The children who face unique challenges now have the opportunity to engage with toys in a way that is not only entertaining but also tailored to their individual needs. These toys truly made a difference in children's lives, providing a source of joy that extends far beyond the holiday season.


Thanks to all the amazing participants and organizers for making these holidays more accessible for many children with disabilities.

Take a look at the event, share and spread this event with family and friends.

Read the full story by: Melissa Rayworth, futured at Remake Learning

These photos are all licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0, so you're welcome to use them for non-commercial purposes as long as you credit Remake Learning and the photographer. We generally use this language for attribution: photo by Ben Filio for Remake Learning

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