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Matt Capozzi and Nathan Connelly, Accessible Snowboard Inventors
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Matt Capozzi and Nathan Connolly pose with their accessible snowboard


Matt Capozzi and Nathan Connolly pose with their accessible snowboard



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A rider tests an accessible snowboard prototype
A rider tests an accessible snowboard











Accessible Snowboard Inventors

While in college, Matt Capozzi and Nathan Connolly designed a snowboard that works for people who can’t use their legs.

Capozzi and Connolly, both avid snowboarders, met at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. In 1996 they decided they wanted to help increase access to the sport they loved. Guided by Professor Colin Twitchell of Hampshire’s Lemelson Assistive Technology Development Center, Capozzi and Connlly together designed a snowboard for people with disabilities.

“Snowboarding is an amazing sport that no one had really thought of introducing to disabled people.”--Matt Capozzi


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