Cultivating Innovation explores how people with disabilities and skilled volunteers collaborate to create custom tools to overcome barriers at home, work, and play. Hosted by Gabrielle Vinette, this eight-episode podcast series showcases the work of the Tetra Society of North America, which brings people together to find solutions for accessible living.
The podcast is a collaborative project among the Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation, the Tetra Society of North America, and Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation.
Carolyn Fornataro talks about creating accessible garden planters for children at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
David Harshaw describes life as a Tetra client and volunteer and building accessible flower boxes with his sister, Donna.
Tetra volunteer David Speer discusses designing adaptative tools for Abbotsford farmer Bob Killian.
Earl Baumann, a Tetra volunteer, describes how he worked with a client to design an adaptive tool that helped him enjoy chicken wings.
Tetra client Haylee Milne and volunteer Ken George discuss how they worked together to build a cutting board for Haylee.
Tetra volunteer Jim Stone talks about the process of designing eating utensils for a client.
Paul Marriage shares his experience as a coordinator for Tetra Society's Ottawa chapter.
Disability Foundation founder Sam Sullivan discusses how he established the Foundation and the Tetra Society.