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VIDEO: Student-elves create adaptive toys for kids with disabilities

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VIDEO: Student-elves create adaptive toys for kids with disabilitiesVIDEO: Student-elves create adaptive toys for kids with disabilities

VIDEO: Student-elves create adaptive toys for kids with disabilities

>>>mark shanaberger: to their needs under the tree this christmas..

It's all thanks to the steady hands of studen?volunteers from the lehigh caree?an?

Technology institute and jim thorpe high school.

Wfmz's holly harrar has more from santa's unique workshop.

>> reporter think of them as some of santa's mos?skilled elves... student volunteers from the lehigh career &amp; technology institute are doing things some toy companies didn't think of... >> kingsley "we ?d print these buttons and then wire them up so that we can use them and they can press them easier without having to use the small switch."

>> reporter their steady hands and attention to detail turn toys right off the shelf, into something kids with disabilities can enjoy for years to come... >> danielle "what a great way to have students with these skills being able to adapt the toys and get back to the students and their peers in the communities in which they live."

>> reporter each toy is carefully taken out of its original packaging, then sent to the switch assembly station for the 3d printed, adaptive buttons to be installed using soldering guns and wires... after that, it's placed in its packaging to look like new... >> danielle "then we put a tag in there explaining to the recipients that it was donated to them and that student volunteers made this happen."

>> kingsley "it definitely brings me enjoyment to know that it's helping other kids and that they can try stuff that they might not be able to without our help."

>> reporter they've reworked enough toys to give to 65 students with disabilities in carbon and lehigh counties... although christmas is only one day a year, the student volunteers plan to be this inclusive in their future careers... >> kingsley "i hope i can, in whatever i do when i grow up is help somebody in someway and not just making money."

>> reporter holly harrar, 69 news.

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