Spring 2017

 

This semester we are headed to Ability Now Bay Area to work with several people who have Cerebral Palsy. The students will observe, design and iterate work that will give them more of a voice and greater freedom in life.

Ability Now Bay Area

4500 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

 

Visiting with the Participants

Maureen DeCoste is our contact at Ability Now. She states “We are here from 9am – 3pm, they are welcome to come at any time and I will make sure they will have lots of time with their participant.”

Email her with a day and time you want to go between the hours above Monday – Friday and she will check to see that your “client” will be there for you. 

 

Participants

Kevin Siemens 

A remote with larger buttons that he can use, or a wearable, that will work with his TV remote control.

Students working with Kevin:

Team 1
Fang Chen
Meiru Qian

 

Team 2
Parmis Taidy
Jaden Hong

Emile Perry 

A mouse that works easier for him. His hand slips off the mouse regularly and he has a hard time getting his hand back into place.

Students working with Emile:

Yasi Xu
Tiger Zhao

A wearable glove that will “speak” for him when he needs something. Depending on the movement, it will trigger a word for what he needs.

Students working with José:

Team 1
Jennifer Wang
Morgen Sellier
Tianna Mackey
Eliot Randall

Team 2

Matt Damon
Fabrice Takeda
Zander Tocher

Atakilti Haileselassie

Eing, Esmeralda and Atakitli’s first meeting.

A wearable glove that will “speak” for him when he needs something. Depending on the movement, it will trigger a word for what he needs.

Students working with Atakilti:

Esmeralda Velazco
Eing Opastpongkarn