This year's Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) is an official event of the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style multi-sport event created by Prince Harry for the wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel from 17 allied nations.

Taking place September 25-26, 2017, the AIS features 48 interactive exhibits profiling innovative, made-in-Ontario accessibility technologies and assistive devices, complemented by motivational speakers, artists and performers who will share their experiences while describing advances in technology that can improve the lives of people with disabilities.

From autonomous wheelchairs to electronic eyeglasses for the legally blind

Here are seven examples of cutting edge technologies developed by Ontario companies to improve the lives of people with disabilities that will be featured at this year's Accessibility Innovation Showcase.

Cyberworks Robotics logo

Cyberworks has developed an affordable, fully autonomous self-driving add-on system for standard power wheelchairs.

eSight logo

eSight's eGlasses are a breakthrough wearable device that allows those living with visual impairment to actually see.

Tecla logo

Komodo's Tecla device enables those with physical impairments to use their iOS and Android devices, computers, and smart home systems, hands-free.

Heuristext logo

Heuristext's app makes information easier for anyone to understand by changing the reading level on any web site.

Steadiwear logo

Steadiwear's Steadiglove is a lightweight, compact, responsive glove that reduces tremors in Essential tremor and Parkinson's Disease.

TorchGames VR logo

TorchGames VR is dedicated to creating immersive virtual reality games for education, therapy, rehabilitation and training for young people with autism and their families.

Trexo Robotics logo

Trexo Robotics has created the first ever exoskeleton devices to help children with disabilities learn to walk.

Event details:

Date: September 25-26, 2017

Location:
The Sheraton Centre
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Cost: Free admission

Learn more about the 2017 Accessibility Innovation Showcase

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September 1, 2017

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