Start With One
Start with One, Invent for Many is a collection of experiments that started by working with one person to make something impactful for them and their community.
If you’re working on a project that starts with one, you can share it here. What starts small can grow with exposure and impact many more people.
Start with Tania Finlayson, Invent for anyone who uses Morse Code for input
Since childhood, inventor Tania Finlayson has been using morse code to communicate. Knowing that this method can be helpful to many others, she partnered with Google to make it available on all of Android keyboards.
Building on Tania's work, game designers, coders and kids came together for a hackathon at the Adaptive Design Association to build games with Morse. You can also expand on the project with open source examples.
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Start with Jay Alan Zimmerman, Invent for anyone who wants to experience music visually
Musician Jay Alan Zimmerman has developed a way of experiencing sounds and music for himself and others who are hard of hearing. His Seeing Music tool is now being used by music teachers – students with hearing disabilities, and by vocal teachers.
If you’d like to build your own accessible web projects, we’ve assembled a set of accessible web components for you to get started.
What is a Start with One project?
Any project where a maker has worked together with one person to make something impactful for them and/or their community. Impact here is not only about the practical. Joy, discovery, and play can also make a difference in people’s lives.
What do these projects have in common?
Many of the projects built in this spirit share a few common threads:
-They provide real impact for at least one person
-They start small and scrappy
-They result from deep collaborations
Is this only about accessibility?
Does my project have to scale to qualify?
No. Even if your project is impactful for only one person, we’d love to see it featured on this site - perhaps the exposure will help it scale 🌱.
How do I find my one to collaborate with?
All around you! There are probably dozens of people or communities around you (your neighbors, your school, your family, your co-workers etc.) who you can work with to spark innovation.
Who are you starting with?
If you’re building something together with one person or community, we would love to hear your own Start with ______ project.