Archive for the ‘ILC Tech’ Category

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 […]

Supporting ‘Social Butterfly Shaun’ to communicate with whoever he wants to

“On meeting Shaun for the first time it was clear that he is a happy person who brings joy into many people’s lives,” said ILC Speech Pathologist Katie Sala-Tenna. Shaun, 47, is a Dockers supporter, avid sports lover, family guy and social butterfly. Being able to communicate effectively with people, both familiar and unfamiliar to […]

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 […]

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, […]

Helping to create communication accessible communities

The Independent Living Centre WA would like to wish everyone a happy Speech Pathology Week for 2017! This year’s theme is ‘Communication access: Everyone gets the message!’ Communication access is about creating a world where people with complex communication needs can communicate successfully with everyone, a world where everyone gets the message! Speech Pathology Australia […]

New free app for Australians with disability

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has released a new free app, Equip Myself, that aims to empower Australians with disability by supporting them to identify assistive equipment and technology options that could assist them in their lives. Officially launched by Innovation Minister Bill Marmion today, Equip Myself provides users with easy access to information […]

Clean out your technology cupboards

As assistive technology continues to grow and transform, we have a noticed a change in the type of enquiries that our ILC Tech team receives. The trends are for new, sleek and compact tablets, that need to be powerful and fast, yet accessible and software compatible. Increasingly consumers are seeking wireless or Bluetooth options for […]

Moving Towards Independence

You may have heard of the saying ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’, well there is an amazingly diverse range of assistive equipment and technology out there to support people to undertake tasks they may otherwise find impossible or difficult to do. How can you know about it all? Read Jason Lewiss’ story about […]

stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create Project

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” This quote is by Georgia O’Keeffe, an American artist who painted flowers, landscapes and buildings surrounding her home in New Mexico. It represents to me the power that art can have […]