Let's Set the #ATWorldRecord!

Join us on UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities as people around the world attempt to claim an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most users to take an online DIY assistive technology lesson in 24 hours.

When: Friday, December 3rd, 12 am EST - 11:59 pm EST
Where: Virtual lesson at home

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December 3 is UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the WHO, 1 in 10 people around the world live with a disability. In Canada, approximately 80% of people with disabilities use assistive technology (AT), while 27% need at least one more device. Cost is cited as the main barrier, according to Statistic Canada.

DIY assistive technology — community created devices that can easily be made by makers and volunteers — can help bridge the gap.

Be the Change in Your Community

Neil Squire and its Makers Making Change program are aiming to set an #ATWorldRecord on the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities to raise awareness of the need for affordable assistive technology solutions.

When: Friday, December 3rd, 2021, 12 am EST – 11:59 pm EST
Where: Virtual lesson at home
Goal: The most users to take an online DIY assistive technology lesson in 24 hours

Participants will learn:

  • How DIY assistive technologies fill a gap for people with disabilities
  • Experiences of using DIY assistive technologies from device users
  • How you can get started building DIY assistive devices

What to expect:

After registration, participants will receive a confirmation email. Access the lesson plan on Dec 3, 2021 using the link in your email or click the My Lesson tab on this site. Use the email you registered with to access the content.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The lesson must start and end within 24 hours from 12 am EST on December 3, 2021.
  • The lesson must last a minimum of 30 minutes, continuously.
  • If you’re registering with your organization or class, each person must register and go through the lesson for it to count as individual entries.
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Participants will learn:

How DIY assistive technologies fill a gap for people with disabilities

Experiences of using DIY assistive technologies from device users

How you can get started building DIY assistive devices

Share #ATWorldRecord

Find Your Start Time

You have 24 hours from your starting time to complete your 30 minute lesson.

LocationDateStarting Time
🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada (EST)Fri, Dec 3, 202112:00 am
🇺🇸 Chicago, USA (CST)Thurs, Dec 2, 202111:00 pm
🇨🇦 Vancouver, Canada (PST)Thurs, Dec 2, 20219:00 pm
🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaFri, Dec 3, 20211:00 am
🇬🇧 London, EnglandFri, Dec 3, 20215:00 am
🇩🇪 Berlin, GermanyFri, Dec 3, 20216:00 am
🇿🇦 Johannesburg, South AfricaFri, Dec 3, 20217:00 am
🇹🇷 Ankara, TurkeyFri, Dec 3, 20218:00 am
🇮🇳 New Delhi, IndiaFri, Dec 3, 202110:30 am
🇸🇬 Singapore, SingaporeFri, Dec 3, 20211:00 pm
🇰🇷 Seoul, South KoreaFri, Dec 3, 20212:00 pm
🇦🇺 Sydney, AustraliaFri, Dec 3, 20214:00 pm
🇳🇿 Auckland, New ZealandFri, Dec 3, 20216:00 pm
Location
🇨🇦 Toronto, CA🇺🇸 Chicago, USA🇨🇦 Vancouver, CA🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, AR🇬🇧 London, UK🇩🇪 Berlin, DE🇿🇦 Johannesburg, ZA🇹🇷 Ankara, TR🇮🇳 New Delhi, IN🇸🇬 Singapore, SG🇰🇷 Seoul, KR🇦🇺 Sydney, AU🇳🇿 Auckland, NZ
Start Time
Dec 3 at 12 amDec 2 at 11 pmDec 2 at 9 pmDec 3 at 1 amDec 3 at 5 amDec 3 at 6 amDec 3 at 7 amDec 3 at 8 amDec 3 at 10:30 amDec 3 at 1 pmDec 3 at 2 pmDec 3 at 4 pmDec 3 at 6 pm
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