Finalist of the Innovation Challenge of the Year Award
6 Dec 2019
TOM develops assistive technology solutions for people living with disabilities to make life more accessible.
The Courier - 1 Dec 2019
Jo Smith put on her shoes independently for the first time in more than 20 years last Sunday.
Ballarat Times - 28 Nov 2019
Need-Knowers, a new addition to the lexicon of innovation and challenge solving, was mentioned often at the TOM: Ballarat 48 Hour Makethon last weekend.
Ballarat Times - 15 Nov 2019
A recent Makeathon has kick-started innovation in disability technologies.
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.
Imagine having a relatively simple task that everyday you couldn't manage. An absolute frustration for you, not for other people, just you.
Aug 2019 | Volume 28 Issue 4
Fourteen-year-old Dati can now eat independently thanks to the TOM: Melbourne Makeathon.
eJewish Philanthropy - 23 Jun 2019
The early twenty first century represents a unique time in the history of the Jewish People.
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.
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...
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
From eating independently, to using gym equipment - there are many everyday tasks most of us take for granted.
24 May 2019
Brushing teeth is a pretty simple task for most people, but for one Victorian woman it's a challenge too great.
21 May 2019
Creative problem-solving teams will join forces this week in a brainstorming blitz to tackle challenges faced by people living with disabilities.
8 Apr 2019
Telstra Exchange - 13 Dec 2017
TOM is a global non-profit movement bringing together people with disabilities and ‘Makers’ to develop open source assistive technology...
8 Dec 2017
This is Vince - he wants to invent cool stuff from everyday materials. And this is Beau - he just wants to be able to hold a gold club again.
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.
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.
The Australian Jewish News - 8 Dec 2017
Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) has returned to Melbourne for a second year.
6 Dec 2017
Dozens of design experts are working on projects commissioned by people living with disabilities to solve everyday problems.
3 Dec 2017
3 Dec 2017
Melbourne design experts are being matched to people with disabilities to invent solutions to their everyday problems.
30 Nov 2017
Herald Sun - 29 Nov 2017
Filmmaker Amy Marks has found it difficult...
Pro Bono Australia - 27 Nov 2017
People with disability are teaming up with technology specialists to develop creative, low cost solutions for everyday problems...
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.
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.
9 Nov 2017
14 Nov 2017
Leongatha premiership coach and now Phillip Island boss Beau Vernon is taking part in next month's TOM: Melbourne Makeathon.
The Examiner - 7 Dec 2016
Shaun Lyall’s job as a seating technician with the St Giles Mobility Clinic seating team requires flexibility and ingenuity.
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.
2 Dec 2016
Making life easier for people with disabilities
ABC News - 2 Dec 2016
When Mandy McCracken lost her arms and legs three years ago, she never imagined being able to ride again.
22 Nov 2016
Jack Leighton loves nothing more than a good wander around a museum or gallery...
North Short Times - 17 Nov 2016
Jack sets challenge for creators to help find standing solution.
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.
The Huffington Post - 22 Oct 2016
The global knowledge-sharing event will hit Melbourne in November.