OUR BACKGROUND

We are based at the University of Victoria (UVic), British Columbia, Canada. We work out of the Assistive Technology Lab. Our director, Dr. Nigel Livingston has worked for many years developing assistive technology and was the founder/director of CanAssist, an organization, also based at UVic, dedicated to developing customized technology and services for people across the entire disability spectrum.

 

Recently, we secured generous support from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation to continue our work, but with a specific focus on photography and addressing the needs of the SCI community.

 

We would greatly appreciate your input in helping us understand those needs and in developing the technology and resources that best address them. If you have the time, it would be a huge help if you completed the attached survey.

WHO WE ARE

We are passionate about our work and strongly believe that user input is critical to good design. Our team includes software programmers, computer scientists and mechanical and electrical engineers, some of whom have had over 20 years of experience in developing assistive technology. We have access to faculty, staff and students across all disciplines on campus and, of course, are very open to collaborations with other universities and agencies.

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GAVIN HO

Mechanical Engineering Co-op

Gavin is a 4th Year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Victoria. He is responsible for researching, testing, evaluating, and recommending hardware for the project. One of Gavin’s passions is film photography, which he is excited to apply knowledge from when developing the assistive photography system.