University of Sydney students are taking part in a technology focused workshop to assist those with disability. The Enabled by Design-athon is run by Remarkable, a division of Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Students will join designers, engineers, creative, entrepreneurs and disability services professionals in the voluntary workshop.
The 110 participants will demonstrate how inclusive technology can transform the life of a person with disability. Teams will work through different issues that will shape the designs and prototypes for new products, services, systems and technology to assist people with varying disabilities. Inventors and industrial designers will help teams turn their designs into prototypes using 3D printers and scanners and digital-cutting tools. A large contingent from the Faculty’s design computer, interaction design and electronic arts and architecture programs will participate in the voluntary workshop.