HUNTINGTON — Tanner Huff says plans to improve accessibility to the public “makerspace” at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University will make a big difference in the lives of people with big dreams who have mobility impairments.
“It means people like me, who are in wheelchairs or use walkers, and don’t think they have the opportunity to create things will now have those opportunities, thanks to RCBI,” said Huff, a 29-year-old from Ironton.
RCBI announced it will install specialized furniture and equipment in its Huntington makerspace. The goal is to make 3D printers and other technology more accessible to all individuals in the community.
“Mobility impairment should not prevent members of our community from realizing their making potential,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO. “Whether they are entrepreneurs,…