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Accessibility Idea-thon Pitch Event

May 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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 key stakeholders to come up with ideas to meet the current demand and future needs.

A group of end users, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers will come together in an idea-thon, hosted by Braze Mobility Inc. and Enables Me, to brainstorm ways of improving the lives of individuals with accessibility needs. The special theme of Saturday’s event is “Solutions for Mobility”. To check out ideas and solutions from the idea-thon, join us for the public pitch session!

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 3:30-5:30pm

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


3:30:4:00PM – Registration and Booth Visits

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)

4:10-5:20PM – Idea-thon Pitch Presentations

5:20-5:30PM – Mentors’ Feedback (Mentors: Dr. Stuart Howe from SCIO, Dr. Richard McAloney from Impact Centre, Elaine Darling from March of Dimes)

5:30-5:50PM – Open Q&A

5:50-6:00PM – Closing Remarks

6:00-7:00PM – Networking

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

ADMISSION: Tickets are free

OTHER INFORMATION: Attendant services and closed captioning 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

PARTNERS: Science OdysseyMarch of Dimes

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.


May 7, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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Enables Me
Braze Mobility
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