Articles by Danika Godfrey-Potter

Accessible Eco Straws

By Karen Austin The humble drinking straw has been causing quite a stir in the last few months with conversations mostly focusing on the impact “single use plastic straws” or SUPS are having on the environment. There is no denying the negative impact that SUPS have had on the environment to date with The National […]

Japan Access and Assistive Technology (Part 2)

We are back with Part 2 to share our insights into ability-specific access when in Japan. Co-written by Jackie O’Sullivan and Jos Franciscus. Vision Impaired Access JF: There are many (in fact the most I’ve ever seen in one city!) tactile tiles all over most footpaths and many buildings. The further out from Tokyo, the […]

Japan Access and Assistive Technology (Part 1)

Last month we (Jackie O’Sullivan and Jos Franciscus) both visited Japan on our own respective family holidays and took special note of the access and the AT available and that you might need. We both come from a wheelchair user perspective, however have investigated accessibility for people of different abilities too, we hope you enjoy […]

Access All Areas

By Brooke Franklin Automatic doors, no longer only seen in shopping malls and fancy buildings. The technology has dropped in price considerably over the last few years and we’re starting to see them in more and more residential properties, especially where the primary user cannot easily open or close the door. This can be for […]

Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum

This month for AT Chat we invited the Bolger family from the AAA project to write about their experiences with AT and autism. It’s a sensory world Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum One of the greatest challenges of being a neurodiverse family, living in a neurotypical world, is the differences […]

Presents for the tech lovers in your family

Stuck on Christmas ideas and can’t handle buying another candle? With the number of gadgets available these days, it can be confusing to decide which to buy. Our tech savvy team here at the ILC WA have put our heads together and made a shopping list just for you. Whether you’ve got a family member […]

New AT workshop to be delivered in country WA

Following a series of successful workshops throughout 2017, the Fundamentals of Assistive Technology (AT) workshop will now be coming to a country town near you! Are you based in a country area and sometimes struggle to know what equipment would be best to use with clients, or feel that you’d benefit from hearing about what’s […]