Improvements in store for National Equipment Database thanks to a grant

Image of product types with links available on the National Equipment DatabaseThe ILC is continually looking to improve our online National Equipment Database (NED) to ensure that consumers can locate products of interest quickly and easily.

Housing over 11,000 assistive equipment and technology products, NED is an essential tool in ILC’s service delivery so it is vital that greater search capacity and more sophisticated sorting of search results is developed. It is also essential that the data is easily updated and remains current.

The ILC is pleased to announce that it has recently been the recipient of a grant to enable the further development of NED.

The Ian Potter Foundation awarded a grant for developing new functionality to increase searching and sorting sophistication which will allow consumers to search more quickly and easily through the 11,000 items. It will also ensure the results are most relevant to people’s circumstances.

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. They are committed to helping Australia’s most capable organisations to achieve their goals, delivering positive, lasting benefits for the community and the nation.

ILC Database Manager Sacha Marchant said the developments are planned to be delivered in the first six months of 2016 and new functionalities will be regularly added over this period.

“It is our aim to have the most comprehensive and up to date and easy to use database of Assistive Technology available,” said Ms Marchant.

On behalf of the ILC, Executive Director Gerri Clay thanked the Ian Potter Foundation for the provision of the grant which will see some important improvements to this excellent assistive equipment and technology database.

Watch this space for improvements as they occur.