Archive for the ‘ILC Tech’ Category

Helping to create communication accessible communities

The Independent Living Centre WA would like to wish everyone a happy Speech Pathology Week for 2017! This year’s theme is ‘Communication access: Everyone gets the message!’ Communication access is about creating a world where people with complex communication needs can communicate successfully with everyone, a world where everyone gets the message! Speech Pathology Australia […]

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 […]

Clean out your technology cupboards

As assistive technology continues to grow and transform, we have a noticed a change in the type of enquiries that our ILC Tech team receives. The trends are for new, sleek and compact tablets, that need to be powerful and fast, yet accessible and software compatible. Increasingly consumers are seeking wireless or Bluetooth options for […]

Moving Towards Independence

You may have heard of the saying ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’, well there is an amazingly diverse range of assistive equipment and technology out there to support people to undertake tasks they may otherwise find impossible or difficult to do. How can you know about it all? Read Jason Lewiss’ story about […]

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create Project

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” This quote is by Georgia O’Keeffe, an American artist who painted flowers, landscapes and buildings surrounding her home in New Mexico. It represents to me the power that art can have […]

What I want to say isn’t there! : Communication Autonomy

As an ILC Tech speech pathologist, one of the most important concepts I often need to teach others when I’m talking about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is ‘communication autonomy’. What does the person want to say? Do they have access to the vocabulary to say what they want to say, when they want to […]

Independence through Literacy- Never too early, Never too late!

How do literacy skills impact on our lives? I see a close link where literacy skills can contribute towards independence. Being able to spell allows you to speak your mind. It allows you to interact and connect with others, like sending an email or posting on Facebook. Being able to read gives you access to […]

Living the life you choose with assistive technology

Our latest blog by Athena Doropolous highlights how living in an accessible home with access to natural supports, telecare and a diverse range of assistive technologies enables her to live the life she chooses to.  Maybe some of this technology would work for you or someone you know? My name is Athena. I’m in my […]

Technology is Messy!!

Linda Tran and Amy Litton from ILC Tech were lucky enough to head over to sunny Queensland to attend the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference in May hosted by Spectronics. We joined enthusiastic delegates to listen to some truly inspirational presenters from around the world. We walked away from the week understanding that technology is messy […]