One of the key aims of make:able was to go from teaching young people how to just use technology to teaching them how to solve complex problems with technology. As you’re about to see, teams did just that!
The 2022 make:able challenge involved hundreds of teams from around the world designing assistive devices for people in their local communities. Once again, we have been truly overwhelmed with the inspirational stories and creative outcomes, which ranged from low-tech mobility devices to assistive switches, sight loss solutions, prosthetics and much more. One of the key aims of make:able was to go from teaching young people how to just use technology to teaching them how to solve complex problems with technology. As you’re about to see, teams did just that!
Before we get to the results, we’d like to thank the following organisations and people:
Now without further ado, let’s get to the results! Over the past month, our expert judging panel has been casting their votes on an online platform called Mural, which is essentially a giant digital whiteboard. Each judge had 2 voting tokens (1st place, 2nd place), which they placed next to their chosen submissions in each age group and category. Once all judges placed their votes, they were counted (2 points for 1st place, 1 point for 2nd place) to reveal the winners.
In addition to announcing the winners, we are also providing you with access to all the finalist video submissions and the votes/comments made by the judges. You can access the judging platform here.
The winners of each category are also highlighted below and in the coming weeks, we'll be making a recap video and releasing some announcements on next year's make:able. We hope you enjoy looking through the content and a huge congratulations to the winners and all participants!
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