Independent Living Centre WA – Blog

Occupational Therapy 101

ILC are committed to supporting you achieve your goals. Our Occupational Therapists help people of all ages to recover, learn or regain skills, making life a little easier. Have a look at the ways Occupational Therapy can help you achieve your goals.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking review

By Jason McLean Have you ever used speech technology which has not transcribed what you have said and you’ve given up? If you have then please don’t be put off if this occurs with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, as the benefits of using this software can be life changing! Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows users to completely control their […]

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 […]

How ILC OT Nicola helped Jenny rebuild her independence

Jenny has written about her experience with the Independent Living Centre WA below, recounting how Occupational Therapist Nicola has supported her to make such a positive difference in her every day life. I recently moved to Perth to be closer to my family, and whilst the move has been great from a personal point of […]