[Net2 Cambridge] Story time: Empowering people with technology

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People with little or no sight, like most other people with varied abilities, are typically treated as passive recipients of assistive technologies. Net2 Cambridge's September #Storymakers2014 meetup presented an inspiring story from Nikiforos, Warren and Jerry, who have used the process of participatory design to let visually impaired people to take the driving seat and design their own technologies.
Nikiforos talked about how he got together with Warren Wilson and Jerry Gilbert from Cam Sight to organise and run a hands-on prototyping Bootcamp aimed to inspire visually impaired young people to become active imaginers of how technology can shape their experience of the world.