U of L students invent adaptive tools to help people with disabilities

Imagine someone without arms (or range of motion) being able to kayak, or hold cards or even roll a dice during a board game. What seems small and insignificant to many of us, could mean a world of difference in the quality of someone’s life.  And it could be a reality with the invention of adaptive tools designed specifically for people with disabilities.
Host Jeannette Rocher is joined by University of Lethbridge students Lyndsay Stevenot and Carlie Hudson (recipients of the Adaptive Technology RBC Award), and Kevin Roelofs, Innovation Zone coordinator in the Adaptive Technology program at the U of L.
The trio explain the inventions (adaptive tools) they’re working on to help enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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