Young Inventors Aim To Aid Disabled

Hands-free fingernail polish, a Braille keyboard, a guitar pick for someone missing a hand, a baby carrier for a mother with cerebral palsy.

These are some of the projects created by students at Northridge High School. Science teacher Beth Allaway first had them experience what it’s like to live with a disability.

“The goal is to invent something that helps people with a disability do something easier,” Allaway said. “When we start, the kids are so anxious because they’ve never done anything like this before. They find that there’s no answer in a book or on the Internet. Once we start building, they’re on their own.”

Students are given two weeks to come up with an idea, build their invention and put together a final presentation.

Photo by Tuscaloosa News.

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