Students Dream up Assistive Devices for Kids with Disabilities
June 6, 2018
By: Liz Sawyer, Star Tribune/TNS
Source: Disability Scoop
MINNEAPOLIS — Faced with a challenge, three young engineers dreamed up a $12 solution.
A simple wooden box affixed to 8-year-old Alex Benitez-Alvarez’s walker gave the boy more storage space to carry school supplies — and the independence to perform tasks by himself.
“Now if he wants to go to the library at Eagle Creek Elementary and get a book out, he can,” said Tommy Johnson, one of three ninth-graders assigned to Benitez-Alvarez’s case.