AT Chat is led by a team of people with disabilities who aim to make it simpler for people to find information about assistive technology (AT).
The team’s vision is to create a conversation amongst AT users about their experiences and knowledge about AT, whether it be equipment, aids or gadgets they use that allow them to have better independence and enable them to achieve the things that are important to them in their lives.
Project Lead Danielle Loizou-Lake
Danielle is an exercise physiologist with a focus on health promotion programs. Danielle has been involved in health and recreation opportunities for people with disability to improve wellbeing. She was also the Director of corporate health company ‘WorkSmart Health’. With expertise in project management and strategic planning Danielle will act as the project officer for the project team.
Engagement Officer Jocelyn Franciscus
Joscelyn is an occupational therapist and founder and Director of ‘Cord’, an organisation which raises funds to provide people with spinal cord injuries life-improving technology and equipment. She was also a co-founder of corporate health company ‘Body Smart’. Jos has an exceptional ability to market and campaign a project to ensure it is appealing to the audience and communicated in an effective manner.
AT Chat Team Member Zel Iscel
Zel has extensive experience in the disability sector. Her consultancy ‘Inclusive World’ draws on the expertise of a wide network of groups, organisations and professional affiliations. Zel’s expertise in inclusive and accessible communication platforms will ensure the project is suitable for all demographics. She is a strong communicator and advocate in the disability sector.
AT Chat Team Member Nick Passanisi
Nick is the Director of ‘Another Angle’, and he studied acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts which led him to study drama teaching at Murdoch University. Nick brings his expertise in training, program development, access and inclusion advice along with extensive experience in working with local government areas (councils).
AT Chat Videographer Neil Berrick
Neil is AT Chat’s Videographer, Digital Content Creator and Media Advisor, who you will see running around behind the scenes with a camera in hand and a smile on his face. Working in the video production industry for more than a decade, Neil has worked with a range of organisations in different sectors – from The Arts, to events and right through to politics. Neil’s passionate about telling peoples stories that aren’t always represented in mainstream media.