What is CreateAT?
CreateAT is a hackathon style event that aims to engage students in creating Assistive Technology (AT): any aid that helps an individual with a disability complete a task more easily and independently. We create teams of Makers, students designing and building the solution, with a Co-Designer, an individual with a disability who faces a daily problem that can be fixed with a relatively simple tool, the AT.
What is a Codesigner?
A Co-designer is any individual with a disability who faces a daily problem that can be fixed with a relatively simple tool (assistive technology)
What is a Maker?
A Maker is a student that works with a co-designer to design and build a solution
Who can sign up?
We welcome all UConn students, regardless of major or year! This event is designed to raise awareness and facilitate a dynamic discussion with students with disabilities.
We will work with each individual to ensure that all accommodations are met. Please indicate in the application form if you have any questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the event or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need experience?
You do not need experience to join! Anyone is welcome to apply as long as you come with an open mind and are willing to learn!
How can I support this event?
You can help by sponsoring this event! Any donation amount is appreciated and you can donate here 🙂
You can also help by spreading the news and encouraging your friends to apply!