Designing Technology So Everyone Can Work
The SourceAmerica Design Challenge is a national engineering competition for high school and college students. The goal is to create assistive technologies that increase the economic mobility and earning potential of people with disabilities, and that can be replicated in different work environments throughout the United States.
As part of the Design Challenge, student teams collaborate with a person with a disability (subject matter expert) in their community or at one of SourceAmerica’s member nonprofits. Working together, subject matter experts and their teammates create a process, device, system or software that can be used by the subject matter expert to overcome a barrier they face in the workplace. Inventions are evaluated based on their impact, not technical sophistication.
SourceAmerica is committed to improving the employment opportunities, economic empowerment, and upward mobility of people with disabilities. One of the many ways we support our community is through engineering solutions and programs like Design Challenge.