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Dal changemakers take on the World's Challenge Challenge competition

Posted by Cherry Au on March 30, 2017 in News
(From L to R) Dal students Alicia Roy, Robyn Follett and Danielle Skuy are heading to the International World’s Challenge Challenge competition hosted by Western University in May. (Provided photo)
(From L to R) Dal students Alicia Roy, Robyn Follett and Danielle Skuy are heading to the International World’s Challenge Challenge competition hosted by Western University in May. (Provided photo)

When prosthetics or adaptive mobility equipment are inaccessible to individuals with a lower-limb amputation, quality of life is impacted.

Around the globe, particularly in developing nations, limited resources and training in prosthetic limb production exacerbate this problem and can lead to barriers and decreased opportunities for people with disabilities.

Three Dal students — Alicia Roy (Biology major, 4th year), Danielle Skuy (Accounting major and French minor, 4th year) and Robyn Follett (Psychology and Creative Writing double major, 2nd year) — collaborated and formed a team recently to brainstorm ways to address this global concern. They drew inspiration from Nia Technologies, a well-established non-profit social enterprise based out of University of Toronto with a similar mission, and have been in consultation with them for advice and guidance.

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