This week, Wolastoqew carpenters-in-training in New Brunswick began retrofitting 52 toys for kids with disabilities at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. The trainees are adding external accessible sensors to the toys so people with mobility issues can still have fun.
The retrofitting includes rewiring and soldering items like the yellow Boppin’ Beaver to include an external padded switch that triggers the toy’s animation and sound.
Ethan Paul, one of the trainees, says they’re happy to help.
“Nothing in the world beats seeing a kid smile and laugh, and it means the world to make another kid happy,” said Paul, 21. Full story here.