Archive for the ‘AT Chat’ Category

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 […]

AT Chat’s ‘Tech Tuesday’ goes LIVE!

13 March saw AT Chat stream ‘Tech Tuesday’ live for the first time on their Facebook page. On ‘Tech Tuesday’ ILC occupational therapists turn into movie stars and provide education and tips on all sorts of assistive technology (AT) including mobility scooters, switch operated eating aids, Google Home, sock aids and wheelchairs. For the first […]

Getting Started with Home Automation

To some people with disabilities, home automation is a brave new world with endless opportunities for independence and control over their environment. For others, it’s overwhelming with the vast amount of products to choose from, and everything that comes with it – how to use it, install it, integrate them. Personally, I’m a bit from […]