Students at the Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science recently contributed to the successful Neil Squire and Makers Making Change #ATWorldRecord attempt. The initiative earned the Guinness World Records title for the most people to take an online assistive technology lesson in 24 hours.
Most of the school participated by taking a lesson on “Do It Yourself” assistive technology, which shared captivating stories of people helped by assistive technology and inspired students by showing that they, too, could make a difference.
Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
“I really thought that it was important that everyone sees that, especially at a young age that they have skill sets already, they don’t have to be 30 to be able to impact the world,” Tamara Araya, a teacher at Sato, shared with makersmakingchange.com. “You don’t have to create products that are like the next million dollar product — it’s something so simple as you’re just helping the person next to you.”
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