Today, Wednesday October 2, is World CP Day. This is something that I’d never heard of before until my mum shared something about it on Facebook at the weekend.
Each year they ask people to submit ideas to their website, either through a 60 second video or simply just doing it in writing, of things that could be invented to help people living with Cerebral Palsy and ither disabilities, which I think could also help those who help care for us too. People are then asked to vote on the ideas that they like the most. The ideas will then be reviewed by a panel and shortlisted and inventors and designers then have the option to create a design or prototype for the things that make the shortlist. Applications to create these prototyes or designs opens in January next year.
Even if you don’t want to submit an idea, I thought I’d post a link to their website on the blog today anyway, because I learned quite a lot about my disability through reading the site, and I’ve been reading some of the ideas that have been submitted by others and I found that quite an interesting experience too.
For more information, please visit the World CP Day website, which also contains an FAQ page containing more information on the process for submitting ideas, and for anyone who wants to submit design and prototype ideas.