Use the MaKey MaKey to make DIY assistive technology for computer access

Posted on April 11, 2014 in DIY, Hardware, Portfolio, Teaching

Today I published an Instructable that guides you through the entire process of designing, making, testing and evaluating DIY computer access interfaces using the MaKey MaKey. This is a higher-quality follow-up to some material that I generated last fall for the MaKey MaKey “How-To” Contest, which includes much better photos and drawings, along with lots of links and in-depth information.

Use the MaKey MaKey to make DIY assistive technology for computer access

I’m particularly happy with this Instructable, as it is informed by quite a bit more personal experience and understanding since it’s initial version last fall. I was able to learn about and experience first-hand the professional field of assistive technology (particularly in educational contexts) thanks to a class I took last fall.

I’ve included quite a lot of information based on what I learned, though I spent a good deal of time “translating” a lot of field-specific language into more accessible human-speak. So believe it or not, by following this Instructable you will learn how to complete assistive technology projects in the same way that many professional experts do!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or recommendations please feel free to comment here, on Instructables or hit me up on social media!