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TOM in the media
Israeli-inspired makeathon makes a difference
AROUND one billion people or 15 per cent of the world live with some form of disability, including millions of individuals and families
who face barriers to life-changing products.
TOM Melbourne brings Makeathon weekend to Ballarat
The Courier - 5 Nov 2019
Ballarat resident Jo Smith is hoping a weekend 'makeathon' with a team of innovators will result in improvements to her independence.
ABC Radio Ballarat
Imagine having a relatively simple task that everyday you couldn't manage. An absolute frustration for you, not for other people, just you.
Why this toothbrush is making Ballarat's Joanne Smith smile
The Courier - 8 Jun 2019
All Joanne Smith wanted was the chance to brush her own teeth but first she needed a little help from others.
TOM returns for third makeathon
The Australian Jewish News - 31 May 2019
This past weekend, 100 engineers, technology and health professionals came together to help those living with a disability...
Just ask the question: Barriers to disability employment
Pro Bono Australia - 29 May 2019
When Kelly Schulz, who has been legally blind since birth, was offered her first job at the end of an interview, she was thrilled.
26 May 2019
ABC Radio National
8 Apr 2019
Tech's a cab sav-iour
Herald Sun - 8 Dec 2017
Amputee Mandy McCracken pours a welcome glass of wine thanks to the efforts of engineers and technology experts at the second TOM: Melbourne Makeathon.
Susie O'Brien: Hooray, it's good news week
8 Dec 2017
A quadruple amputee who's cared for by her superstar husband, Rod, Mandy is a motivational speaker and the busy mother of three gorgeous girls.
ABC Radio Sydney
3 Dec 2017
Dozens of design experts are working on projects commissioned by people living with disabilities to solve everyday problems.
ABC Radio Melbourne
30 Nov 2017
Technology specialists to help filmmaker Amy Marks manage cerebral palsy while filming as part of TOM: Melbourne Makeathon
Herald Sun - 29 Nov 2017
Filmmaker Amy Marks has found it difficult...
‘Need Knowers’ and ‘Makers’ Unite to Create Innovative Assistive Technology
Pro Bono Australia - 27 Nov 2017
People with disability are teaming up with technology specialists to develop creative, low cost solutions for everyday problems...
Inventors may help Vernon return to golf
The Great Southern Star - 14 Nov 2017
He’s coached Leongatha’s footballers to a premiership and was recently appointed coach of Phillip Island Football Club. Now Beau Vernon is ready for his next sporting challenge.
Amy Marks joins Makeathon challenge
Star Weekly - 28 Nov 2017
Footscray film-maker Amy Marks is joining a team of people helping create solutions to problems for people living with a disability.
ABC Radio Gippsland
9 Nov 2017
Making a difference in 72 hours
Engineers Australia - 5 Dec 2016
Swinburne University of Technology hosted Australia’s first TOM Makeathon, developing assistive technology prototypes to address the real-world challenges people with disabilities face every day.
'Makeathon' finds solutions to improve lives of disabled Victorians
ABC News - 2 Dec 2016
When Mandy McCracken lost her arms and legs three years ago, she never imagined being able to ride again.
72 hours to change the world
The Australian Jewish News - 24 Oct 2016
Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), a global not-for-profit movement originating in Israel aimed at changing the lives of people living with disabilities, is coming to Australia for the first time this November.