Global Accessibility Awareness Day
On Monday, April 24th, Nora Bradley ’18 (MAE) and Max Greenwald ’17 (COS) will be piloting their design project from STC 309: Independent Design in Engineering and the Arts. Nora and Max have designed and built (hardware and software) a wearable device for a deafblind speaker that provides the speaker with real-time haptic (vibrational) feedback on audience response.
The device was developed for Haben Girma, who is a disability rights advocacy lawyer, a graduate of Harvard Law, a ballroom dancer, a sports enthusiast and is deafblind. Haben is giving the keynote at the Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Monday at 1:45 pm in Friend 101 and will be wearing for the first time the device designed and made by Nora and Max during the question and answer portion of her presentation.