Pacific Northwest Adaptive Technology Library

Our mission is to provide free and easy access to accessible tools to the community. We also host events teaching volunteers to “adapt”, or fix these tools for better accessibility.

A large group of toy hackers from Provail Therapy Center, the UW Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, HuskyADAPT, Global Innovation Exchange, and PNW library volunteers smile at the camera at the 2019 Holiday GIX Hackathon.

The PNW Adapted Toy Library

Check out this video for more information on the library!

The Pacific Northwest Adapted Toy Library is made possible by a partnership among PROVAIL Therapy Center, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Paul G. Allen School for CSE and the HuskyADAPT student organization at the University of Washington.

People interact with devices to develop physical and emotional skills. Such devices include adaptive seating, emergency response systems, and electronic toys.

Not every device is designed with diverse mobile abilities in mind, which means that many people are unfairly excluded from the benefits these devices intend to bring. Currently in Washington state, there is no convenient service for “trying before buying” accessible electronic tools. Furthermore, most of these tools & toys on the market are often expensive.

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