Welcome to 505access!

 

W e l c o m e!

 

Individuals with special needs and circumstances are particularly suseptible to the current outbreak of CoVid-19. At 505access, we are concerned about the safety of our community and aim to pass on pertainent information that may help you or someone in your care.

  • Continuous updates:
         2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (source: New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH))
  • Continuous updates:
         Coronavirus (COVID-19) (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
  • May 1, 2020:
         Life in the Time of COVID-19 (source: New Mobility magazine)
  • April 22, 2020:
         Living with a physical disability during the pandemic (source: Queen’s University Gazette, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
  • April 3, 2020:
         Disability-Specific Recommendations for COVID-19 (source: New Mobility magazine)
  • March 4, 2020:
         Q&A: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (source: Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA)

  • 505access, along with several NM small businesses are working with FUSE Makerspace to make face shields to help our first responders and hospital workers. Read more about this in our post!



    Making inexpensive custom assistive technologies!

    At 505access, we are continuously improving our services to better accommodate our subscribers’ needs and those of our communities. The Maker or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement promotes creative design, hands-on learning, and self-empowerment. In this supportive environment, people of all abilities gather and exchange ideas for inspiration and solving problems. We believe the diversity within groups expands and enriches the scope of solutions.

    Our aim is to cultivate individual self-reliance and community empowerment by presenting workshops on DIY Assistive Technologies (AT). These AT workshops are for therapists, caregivers, and self-advocates throughout New Mexico and beyond. Rather than knowledge only flowing in one direction (from presenters to attendees), these workshops democratize learning through open discussion on issues and possible solutions. Thanks to everyone who has participated in our workshops. Many of our insights and AT ideas come from you!

    505access, LLC. is a registered vendor with the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration.  As such, we are able to work with individuals and organizations who receive support from the State of New Mexico.


    505access outreach in Albuquerque, NM

    Fun workshops that introduce kids of all ages to activities in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) are ways in which 505access helps to cultivate and encourage understanding of the world around us. Through outreach workshops in local and national organizations, 505access hopes to spread our enthusiasm in life-long learning (and tinkering) to kids of all ages! We recognize that contributions and partnerships with all communities in which we belong are essential to all our future successes.

    Join our efforts to increase accessibility for ALL!

    Cheers,
    –Alice