DesignAbility – Ottawa Region and beyond

DesignAbility volunteers develop and build unique assistive devices to aid persons of all ages with physical disabilities to be more independent and to participate at school and work, to parent, to take part in recreational and social activities, and to generally live more fulfilled lives.

DesignAbility Volunteers

  • work with clients to understand their specific challenges related to mobility or daily living
  • create unique design solutions that are not available in the open market
  • consult and work with occupational and physical therapists to create truly accessible solutions

The Ottawa Chapter of DesignAbility has completed a number of devices in the last ten years. These include a pill dispenser, a bookstand that fits on a wheelchair tray, levers to operate the pushbuttons on a tape recorder, elbow operated control for a sewing machine, a shower system, and wheelchair modifications.

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 Please Contact:

Doug Harvey-Smith                                          

Ottawa Chapter Chair                                               
Phone: 224-0733 (res and bus)                                
Email: [email protected]                                           

Elaine Darling

DesignAbility Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
1-800-263-3463-ext 7211