Putting people first: Engineering students’ showcase highlights accessible technology
The Centre of Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design (CEED) at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa recently hosted a design showcase of engineering students’ final semester projects. Five teams pitched their projects and explained how they approached making specific, everyday tasks easier for persons with disabilities.
A panel of guest judges, including Shannon Archibald, SSC’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Jeffrey Stark, manager of SSC’s Accessibility, Accommodation and Adaptive Computer Technology (AAACT) Program, considered how each team’s proposal integrated accessible technology and design to improve the user experience.
The students developed solutions to challenges presented in everyday activities. All of the prototypes presented in the showcase were designed to support their uses complete a task with greater independence and dignity.
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