The AbilityOne design challenge is a national competition for high school and college students. Students develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to break through barriers to employment.

The AbilityOne design challenge is like no other school competition:

  • The design challenge is uniquely inspirational and illustrative of an approach to address the national unemployment rate of people with disabilities.  
  • Students or teams research, design, and develop systems or devices to assist people with disabilities so they can become more productive in the workplace or assume a new job.
  • The assistive devices or systems can transform the lives of the person using it, as well as inspire and transform the designer or builder.

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