Imagine if you could access ‘Peer Mentors’ with lived experience to help you in your Assistive Technology decision making…
Well, here at AT Chat we are thrilled to announce that the NDIS and Department of Communities (WA) along with our research partner Swinburne University of Technology are supporting us to create the first assistive technology peer mentoring platform, taking AT Chat Australia wide!
To kick start ‘AT Chat Australia’ we recently held a ‘Think Tank’ with expert AT users and sector personnel to co-design the peer mentoring model. We were encouraged by everyone’s ideas, vision and passion.
So watch the video below, join the AT Chat community and come along on this ground-breaking journey with us…
Led by a team of people with disabilities and using the principles of co-design, AT Chat aims to create better pathways for people to find information about AT (Assistive Technology). It is a peer-to-peer conversation sharing experiences and knowledge about AT in Australia. Whether it be equipment, aids or gadgets we use that allow us to have better independence and function.
AT Chat is designed for AT users by AT users.
“Under the NDIS Assistive Technology (or AT), as defined by the World Health Organisation, is ‘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”.
AT Chat will help guide you, inform you, and keep you in the loop in a really interactive way. Whether online or in person: through social media, educational sessions, toolkits and resources…they’ve got you covered. They draw on the wealth of information at their fingertips and through their collaboration with us at the Independent Living Centre WA.
Check out the video about AT Chat below.