CNIB Braille Conference

Disha Prashar

Last year, we attended the CNIB Braille Conference on October 30th. We were the keynote speakers there and a few of the youngest ones as well. We shared our innovation with everyone and we all thought that we knew how the entire presentation would roll out, although there were a lot of surprises for us! Our coach, Lisa Andrade planned a lot of surprises for us that we did not expect at all! First of all, the current principal at … Read More

CST Cheque Presentation

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At the 2015 CNIB conference we were presented a $10 000.00 cheque from the Canadian Scholarship Trust. We were quite surprised when the CST  told us that they were going to come to our presentation at the CNIB and present us with the giant cheque. Although we already received the money on a previous date, it was very nice of the them to take their time to come and see us at the CNIB conference and present it to us. We will … Read More

OWL Magazine

James Andrade

We recently discovered that we were in a page of OWL magazine in the November issue.  Our team is really excited about it.  The paragraph in the magazine talks about the Classy Cyborgs and what we have accomplished to date.  There is a picture of our team and two pictures of our app.  I was really happy because I read OWL magazine and my older brother read it when he was younger. Samson Rybakov, a grade 5 students at our … Read More

The Classy Cyborgs – A Coach’s Journey

Lisa Andrade

My name is Lisa Andrade. I’m a coach of the Classy Cyborgs – a young team of entrepreneurs who want to make a difference within the blind community.  I am also a parent – my son is a Classy Cyborg.  It has been one year since the team first met in September 2014 to begin their FIRST LEGO League (FLL) “World Class Challenge”.  What a year it has been!  This is a story of the Classy Cyborgs’ incredible journey from … Read More

Our interview with CTV

Disha Prashar

In the beginning of April, our team was interviewed by the CTV Television Network about our product. They were also curious on about how we were preparing for our competition in St. Louis, Missouri that we were going to later on in the month. At the same time of our interview, we had a Skype call set up with Professor Ayanna Howard, a former NASA Scientist and a professor at Georgia Tech. When I was younger, the only thought that … Read More