Articles by Gail Stacey

Creating my own custom AT

AT Chat interviews and explores the benefits, process and barriers to customising assistive technology (AT) with expert AT user Ricky Buchanan.  Ricky has been customising AT for many years including adapting a drumstick and an over the head mounted computer screen.  Can you tell us why you have customised so much AT? What’s the advantages […]

Come Design with Me

Co-design is something that we hear a lot about these days but what exactly is it? Co-design is one of many terms that describe several design techniques used mostly within the public sector. You may also hear terms such as Participatory design, Co-creation and Open design. The blanket term of Universal design is also incorrectly […]

New project explores how eye gaze technology can support students to engage in learning

 Following a pilot project in 2018 to increase schools’ awareness about and access to eye gaze technology for recreation, communication and learning, the ILC is undertaking a new project titled Eye Gaze: Access All Learning Areas. Thanks to a grant from Non-Government Centre Support (NGCS), ILC speech pathologists and occupational therapists will work within schools […]

AGOSCI Conference coming to Perth: 28 – 31 August

Hear from local and international presenters in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) The ILC team is excited to be a part of this upcoming conference with a focus on ‘Building Connections and Changing PrAACtice’ in the field of AAC. AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people […]

Festive season opening hours for ILC services

The staff of the Independent Living Centre WA would like to thank you for your support during 2018. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year filled with independence, safety and wellness. The following services will be open as usual, other than public holidays, and can be contacted through the normal channels. […]