On Friday, September 23, in observation of “the Maker Week for Human Rights and Tolerance,” Casa Thomas Jefferson Asa Norte organized an activity for 20 public high school students and 5 students with a visual impairment.
The students worked in teams, first interviewing the visually-impaired student to learn about some of the day-to-day challenges his or her disability presented, and then brainstormed ways to overcome these challenges. Finally, they used CTJ’s Makerspace to draft up a design or prototype of their solution.
CTJ’s Maker Space was created through a grant from the U.S. Embassy Brasilia. To run this program, CTJ had the support of two great partners: @treseixos, and Marcos Roberto, from meviro.org.br.