Articles by Gail Stacey

ILC is now more communication accessible

The communication access symbol is the final piece in the access puzzle. Whilst most people are familiar with vision, hearing or mobility access, communication access is a relatively new term within our community. It’s difficult to imagine a world without wheelchair ramps, elevators or ACROD parking bays. This shows that the importance of planning for […]

New videos show different uses for emerging technology

As part of the MyTech Project, linking people with emerging technologies, the ILC together with a couple of participants have created three short videos which demonstrate different uses for emerging technology. Many people don’t know what emerging technologies are, what they do or how they work. ILC Occupational Therapist Lauren Farrell said, “the aim of […]

Communication support helps students get work ready

We know communication skills are important for all of us in the workplace. But what if you aren’t able to use speech to communicate or your speech is difficult for others to understand, will that limit your ability to work? People with complex communication needs may use a range of methods to communicate including signs, […]

Supporting Mikaela to communicate

Eight-year-old Mikaela is a big sister to Olivia. She is a happy, cheerful girl who enjoys spending time with other children, listening to music, watching videos on her iPad and listening to stories about her favourite people. She also loves toys, looking through photobooks and enjoys action songs and dancing. Mikaela has complex communication needs, […]

New watch delivers Izaac greater independence and his family peace of mind

With a wealth of assistive equipment available on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what item may be suitable for you, a friend or a family member. As a parent, you want to ensure your child is safe at all times, particularly when you can’t be with them. Izaac is a 15 […]

New video to promote our Country Services

Did you know our team of occupational therapists and speech pathologists travel throughout country WA to provide an information and advisory service about assistive equipment, technology and home modifications? That’s right! We provide services for all West Australians. To ensure that people living in the country are more aware of how we can support them, […]

New communication devices for hire

Our Equipment Hire Service has a range of equipment available for hire to support communication device trials required to apply for Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. Through the CAEP AAC Consultancy and Refurbishment program run by the ILC, we now have the following devices available for demonstration […]