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Live – Play – Work Series

AT Chat in collaboration with VisAbility

Recently we collaborated with Visibilty to create a three-part Podcast mini-series – Live, Play, Work.  We are excited to share this with you over the coming month!

Check out Part 1 of the series – Live!

Party at your place!  Yes you too can host a dinner party, evening drinks or a BBQ at home. Not convinced? Listen to how assistive technology (AT) can make you the perfect host or hostess.

This episode provides those with a vision impairment or who are blind suggestions and ideas from expert assistive technology user Zel Iscel who was born blind and VisAbility Occupational Therapist Karen Titheridge. Hosted by AT Chat’s Danielle Loizou-Lake this fun and light-hearted episode will provide you with low cost AT insights, ways to use apps and how to entertain using AT.  Cheers!

You can listen to the podcast below.

AT mentioned in the podcast:

PenFriend:

Sunbeam Bread Slicing Guide

Superlux Florescent  Equipoise Lamp or Daylight triple Bright Lamp – both of these are clamp on options, there are desk version but they all come with magnifiers.

Average desk lamp on a movable/ flexy stand for desk top ‘focus’ lighting to help low vision when cooking.

Bump-Ons Adhesive Indicators or Touch Dots  – Tactile markers for on kitchen appliances (i.e: Velcro, bumpy stickers)

App by envision called ELI – Envision ELI

Other apps to support those with No or Low vision – Seeing AI, Be My Eyes

Tactile ruler

Spirits measure pourer (i.e: for person with vision impairment to pour out measured amount in cocktail).  No specific AT for this only just a range of strategies Tips for making cocktails  General Liquid Level

George Foreman Grills

Braille games; Braille Board and Table Games Suppliers or Braille Monopoly and Scrabble Games

Google Home 


Check out Part 2 of the series – Play!

Episode Two of the Live, Play, Work series is brought to you by AT Chat from the Independent Living Centre WA and VisAbility.

Tune into this ‘Play’ episode with expert assistive technology user Zel Iscel who was born blind and VisAbility Occupational Therapist Karen Titheridge where they discuss some of the best assistive technology (AT) and community groups to help you be active, involved in sport, competing or just having fun.

Hosted by AT Chat’s Danielle Loizou-Lake this fun and light-hearted episode will give you ideas on how to be active this summer!

You can listen to the podcast below.

Community groups mentioned in the podcast:

Play Swish with Blind Citizens WA, or email swish@bcwa.org.au

Try tandem bike riding with the Western Australian Tandem Cycling Advisory Council.

Visit the gym at Visability.

Find out more about running at Achilles Australia. The Rockingham parkrun group is looking for guides, and you can contact them on rockorunners@gmail.com.

Dance along with No lights, No Lycra.

AT mentioned in the podcast

AT for golf and lawn bowls.

Tactile marking for treadmills.

Pacer app, free in the health folder on iPhones.

Find info for fishing with AT from Fishability and The Blind Captain


Check out Part 3 of the series – Work!

Episode Three of the Live, Play, Work series is brought to you by AT Chat from the Independent Living Centre WA and VisAbility. This episode is called Work and focuses on how assistive technology (AT) can be an integral part of increasing productivity, communication and even getting to and from the workplace.
In this episode hear suggestions from expert assistive technology user Zel Iscel who was born blind and VisAbility Occupational Therapist Karen Titheridge. Hosted by AT Chat’s Danielle Loizou-Lake this engaging episode will give you ideas to become more efficient with your work.

You can listen to the podcast below.

AT mentioned in the podcast