Research and Projects Archive

1. Carfit Pilot Program: December 2012: In conjunction with RAC, the ILC ran two CarFit events at local retirement villages. CarFit is a program developed in the US and aims to improve driver position in vehicle, field of view and knowledge and use of vehicle controls to promote driver confidence and safety. For more information call 9381 0600 and ask for Simone Robinson.

2. Using iPads in Speech Pathology: February – April 2013: Development of a resource with information about which iPad apps have been found to be most beneficial for assessment and intervention with both paediatric and adult clients into a comprehensive resource.This guide is available on the ILC Tech Resources web page.  For more information call 9381 0600 and ask for Amy Litton

3.Access and use of assistive technology for adults living in supported accommodation. Funded by Disability Services Commission, conducted by Evana Jacobson, August 2011.

4. Home Without Barriers – The Western Australian HACC Home Modifications and Home Maintenance Study by Matthew Molineux, Lorna Rosenwax and John Harmsen, 2010.

5. In 2009 Nicki Longmire received a DSC Count Us In scholarship to study innovation in support services and the design and provision of modified driving controls and wheelchair access vehicles for people with disabilities in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.

6. The ILC received funding from the Disability Services Commission to undertake two new projects in 2007- 08 as part of the Disability Industry Seed Grants Initiatives

7. Information Needs Analysis summary report of findings from research undertaken to examine the information needs of community members and service providers, 2007.

8. Safe Caring Research October 2006 – Family carers and the physical impact of caring injury and prevention funded by Office of Seniors Interests and Volunteering Research Insights – safe caring?

Safe Caring Insights Research Brochure (PDF, 169 KB) Family Carers and the physical impact of careing Research Report (PDF, 1 MB) Family Careres Research Executive Summary (PDF, 76 KB)

9. Wheelchair Project A study into wheelchair options for Aboriginal people with disabilities in rural and remote communities, 2006.

Wheelchair Project Report for Aboriginal people with disabilities in rural and remote communities, 2006. (PDF, 432 KB)

10. How assistive technology is provided for people with disabilities in WA through Lotterywest Disability Equipment Grants administered by the ILC, 2006.