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Alice Shriver

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Encouraging Future AT Makers

For three years, 505access have been working with a local (Albuquerque, NM) high school teacher to encourage thoughtful, accessible designs. Teacher, Aaron Jawson introduced ideas of accessibility to his freshmen classes. Alice Shriver of 505access helped supplement Aaron's lessons with hands-on activities and examples of AT devices. The final project in Aaron's classes were accessible keyboards that use capacitive touch sensors*. Student groups designed, made and programmed their prototypes. Pictures of some of these prototypes are at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/411sihvq2f834m3/AAA3PgBkuXe3TsT5P1J9jcufa?dl=0 *Keyboards use capacitive touch sensors (MPR121) processed by an Arduino Leonardo microcontroller. No physical pressure from the user is needed to engage/trigger the keys on these boards -- only a light touch is needed.

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