Archive for the ‘Assistive Equipment Services’ Category

OT assessment leads to Lynette’s new lease of life

With an abundance of assistive equipment items on the market it’s fairly simple to walk into a shop and buy a product you think would assist you in some way. But how do you know you are getting the best piece of equipment for you? What if the piece of equipment you choose in fact […]

Keeping up with Emerging Assistive Technology

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Assistive Technology (AT) as “an umbrella term for any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do, or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.”  This definition recognises that assistive technology is any aid, device, program, or […]

Being there when you can’t be there

Communication and staying involved in the lives of family and community is vital to everyone’s health and well being but it is not always easy for everyone.  There is a large diverse range of communication devices available that can help from big button phones through to complex Assistive Communication Devices dependent on your individual needs. […]

ILC Elves create the ‘Ideal Christmas present’ list for 2017

With a hohoho and a jingle of bells, it’s that time of year again – a time to find the perfect Christmas present for those you care about.  Determining who is on the “naughty” and “nice” list can be quite challenging. On top on that you need to find the time to hunt for the […]

A Wearable Christmas

Stuck on Christmas ideas? Stop buying boring body shower packs or socks and jocks for people…wearables is the answer! With the amount of wearables on the current market, it can be confusing on which to buy. Here at the Independent Living Centre WA, we have compiled the guide to wearables to suit everyone from the […]

New free app for Australians with disability

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has released a new free app, Equip Myself, that aims to empower Australians with disability by supporting them to identify assistive equipment and technology options that could assist them in their lives. Officially launched by Innovation Minister Bill Marmion today, Equip Myself provides users with easy access to information […]

A bright idea for the home: Philips Hue Lighting

There are now many different products which you can install to allow you to control your home remotely. One product area is lighting. From a $40 colour changing lightbulb with remote from Woolworths, DIY WiFi options or an electrician installed programmable system for the whole home your imagination is the limit. Do it yourself options […]

Assistive Technology on the world stage – By Gerri Clay, ILC CEO

Reading the vision of the World Health Organisations (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative is inspirational.  “A world where every girl, boy, woman and man in need has access to high quality affordable assistive products to lead a healthy, productive and dignified life”. The WHO is leading the flagship GATE program in partnership […]