Accessibility Idea-thon hosted by Braze Mobility and Enables Me

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There is a large market for assistive technologies that can enhance quality of life. By 2025, the number of individuals with accessibility needs will grow to 1 in 5 Canadians. Thus, it is crucial that we are ready to serve this market by bringing together end users, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers to come up with ideas to meet the current demand and future needs.

Join us at the idea-thon, hosted by Braze Mobility Inc. and Enables Me, to develop ideas that will improve the lives of those with accessibility needs. The special theme of Saturday’s event is “Solutions for Mobility”.

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11am-5:30pm

WHERE: Toronto Rehab Institute, 550 University Ave, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Toronto, ON M5G 2A2


11:00-11:30AM – Registration

11:30-11:45AM – Welcome and Introductions

11:45-12:00PM – Introduction of Problem and Facilitator Ground Rules

12:00-12:30PM – Initial Brainstorming

12:30-1:30PM – Lunch (provided) + Prioritize Challenge/Idea

1:30-1:45PM – Check-In – Share Ideas (What’s the problem identified?)

1:45-3:45PM – Refine Idea and Prepare Pitch

3:45:4:00PM – Break

4:00-4:10PM – Keynotes by Dr. Stuart Howe (CEO, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario) and Mitch Stark (Creator and Host, CJRU’s Access Files Radio Show)

4:00-5:00PM – Idea-thon Pitch Presentations and Mentors’ Feedback (Mentors: Dr. Stuart Howe from SCIO, Dr. Richard McAloney from Impact Centre, Elaine Darling from March of Dimes)

5:00-5:20PM – Open Q&A

5:20-5:30PM – Closing Remarks

ADMISSION: Tickets are free, but by invite-only.

OTHER INFORMATION: Attendant services will be provided at the event.


Age-well logo and link

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario logo and link

University Health Network - Toronto Rehab Institute logo and link

For more information about the idea-thon, click here.

Disclaimers: By registering for, or attending, this event, you are agreeing to the following:
1. Photographs may be taken at the event and appear on social media. You are authorizing the event organizers (Braze Mobility Inc. and Enables Me), to use your image, likeness and / or name on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, the organizers’ websites or other marketing materials in connection with the event.
2. The organizers of this event and any of their employees, volunteers, members and representatives are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating in this event.

I am passionate about people and focused on developing meaningful opportunities for people with accessibility needs through social entrepreneurial initiatives in journalism, consulting, and arts. As a TED talks junkie, I would love to hear your story and ideas. Reach out and connect with me!


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