Inspiring change with switch accessible cameras
Sometime ago we introduced switch accessible cameras to our site and told you about the 100 Camera project by The Shooting Beauty Team. They were on a mission to bring 100 switch accessible cameras to 100 people with different disabilities.
Photography is an art loved by many and before switch accessible cameras, people with disabilities couldn’t partake.
Luckily with the likes of the 100 Cameras project, it’s brought awareness and opportunity for change. It was their mission to reach $10,000 and we’re glad to say that they reached it and have surpassed their target– they’ve currently raised $11,580!
‘With cameras in hand, the project photographers are given the chance to overcome invisibility and tell the stories of their lives- their struggles, their accomplishments, their loves, losses and simply what they think is beautiful- through their eyes alone. No one else’s.’ Courtney Bent
It’s wonderful to see that so many people and organisations have got involved and helped to bring switch accessible cameras to the forefront of technology- we loved contributing too.
Their 100 Cameras’ Facebook page is an inspiring read.
Get your switch accessible camera and inspire the world through your lens
Now we can help you and your family indulge in the art of photography with our switch accessible cameras. Based on the high specification Canon PowerShot A2600, our switch accessible cameras includes all you need to start your photography journey.
One of our customers from Canada who got the switch accessible camera for Christmas, emailed us to provide her great feedback. We sure do love happy customers!
Find out more about having a switch accessible camera.
We would love to know if you use switch accessible cameras and how they’ve improved your life.
The 100 Cameras Project is a truly visionary idea
Now and again you come across an idea that just makes you want to say ‘wow’.
The 100 Cameras Project is such an idea. With awe-inspiring simplicity, it’s doing amazing things – and we are delighted to be contributing to its success.
One hundred disabled people throughout America are being provided with switch-adapted cameras to capture their vision of their world, sharing the sights they love.
100 Cameras Project – Bay State Members
Who would have thought that a team from a small town in Shropshire could play a part in this innovative and creative venture? But we have! Some of the switch accessible digital cameras have winged their way from right here at Excitim.
This was all the dream of a photographer called Courtney Bent. She appealed for $10,000 to pay for the project from the community GoFundme site and money raised surpassed this total.
There’s a brilliantly eloquent account from Courtney herself all about the 100 Cameras Project here:
Help support The 100 Cameras Project: 100 cameras. 100 people with disabilities. 100 new voices.
The 100 Cameras Project will put modified camera systems into the hands of 100 people with disabilities ranging from Autism to Down Syndrome to Alzheimer’s to Cerebral Palsy, throughout the U.S., bringing the vision of these new photographers to life while building awareness of disability, diversity and inclusion through art.
Read more about the 100 Cameras Project here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-100-cameras-project
So far, Excitim has contributed five complete photography kits. Each kit includes:
• Canon PowerShot A810
• Switch interface box
• 2 memory cards with the switch software installed
We can’t wait to see the results!
Excitim are exhibiting at Kidz-up-North (stand B7) this year – only 20 days to go. On show we’ll have our most popular switch adapted toys, sensory toys, switch accessible music and camera systems as well as switches and iPad accessories.
Free entry to the exhibition and ample parking. Come and chat with us – it’ll be a great day