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  • Bother and Sister on the couch looking his phone

Kaitlyn, Queen's Square | January 4, 2021

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know what to expect when you visited somewhere new, like a library or gallery? There is a great tool out there you might not have heard about, MagnusCards. It’s an app available in both English and French. The app features a collection of digital guides also known as card decks that you can use online and offline that take you step by step through different activities. The app features a helpful guide named Magnus. Best of all it’s free!

MagnusCards were designed by a sister to support her brother who lives with autism. They started off as pictures she drew by hand and have expanded to be so much more. Magnuscards can benefit everyone especially people living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, acquired brain injury, Down syndrome, dementia and other intellectual and cognitive disabilities.

Idea Exchange’s guides provide guides for many of the things you can do at our branches:

  • Using the laser cutter at the Old Post Office
  • Getting a library card and borrowing materials
  • Visiting Cambridge Art Galleries and what you might see when you visit

There is a brand-new guide to help understand what to expect when you visit Idea Exchange during COVID-19.

MagnusCards are not just for Idea Exchange they are also available for other businesses, organizations and services in your community such as public transit, the airport, and museums.

You can download it from Google Play or App Store