Published: Jan. 12, 2023

Colorado students in Northglenn High School's Engineering Pathway took up the challenge to design accessible tools for sports and games. Using feedback from their peers, they created prototypes for playing wheelchair soccer, basketball, baseball, and table top versions of popular games like pool, air hockey, and board games. Working in teams, each student took on different responsibilities including design, prototyping, marketing, and budget. After researching their topic, each team used a variety of craft and maker technologies to develop and test an initial prototype while also considering the expense for materials and creating mockups for advertisements or marketing campaigns. We really loved seeing the creativity and thought they put into applying universal design principles to their favorite sports and games to make play accessible for all.