Fueled with the belief that all children should have access to toys, University of Washington students support a regional toy and play technology lending library with off-the-shelf toys adapted for children with diverse abilities.
Community-led designs and ideas will be incorporated into the toy adaption with this grant. Additionally, re-engineering curriculum and service outreach will be developed to meet the community needs of affordability (three times more than off-the-shelf toys) and integration of inclusive design that accommodates dexterity levels.
This student project has ongoing backing and engagement from dedicated faculty in the College of Engineering, the Paul G. Allen School and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Additionally, partners the Taskar Center and the nonprofit therapy center, Provail are not only committed to ongoing community engagement, but recently forged an agreement to sustain the adaptive toy library.