This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Jeffrey Olander and Aurorah Arndt!

Together, Olander and Arndt run “Accessibility in Making,” an organization that uses UNC’s maker spaces to create better equipment for people with disabilities. Focused squarely on human-centered design and practical needs for equipment expected to perform all day, every day, AiM has already helped out quite a few people with custom solutions to unique problems.

Those with disabilities who need assistance are welcome to reach out directly via email, as AiM continues to widen in reach and scope.

Listen to this week’s Hometown Hero segment below, and check in next week for another recognition of someone who is making a difference in our community! Do you have someone who you’d like to nominate as a Hometown Hero? Click here to let us know about the good they’re doing around town! does not charge subscription fees, and you can directly support our efforts in local journalism here. Want more of what you see on Chapelboro? Let us bring free local news and community information to you by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.