News – Independent Living Centre WA

Trial in schools shows how eye gaze technology can support students to reach their full potential

Led by the Independent Living Centre WA, a pilot project that trialed eye gaze technology in schools has shown how this technology can support students with complex physical needs to learn, communicate and participate in recreation activities. The Engaging in Eye Gaze project has led to increased awareness amongst schools about how eye gaze technology […]

New Year to bring lots of ‘New’ to the ILC

By Steve Glew, Chief Executive Officer As 2018 draws to a close, our excitement increases about what’s to come in the new year for Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) and the people we are here to support. I would like to share some of these developments with you. A new name? The big question is […]

Suitable scooter enables Martie to hold her husband’s hand again

Martie, a wife, mother (to her children and dogs) and grandmother, enjoys being able to get out and about, do the shopping and keep in touch with her family. When Martie became eligible for WA NDIS one of her goals was to maintain her independence. “I was having difficulty getting around and was finding it […]

Silence the CEO 2018

Variety – the Children’s Charity is calling on WA business leaders to live one day of silence, like many children who are living with complex communication needs. Independent Living Centre (ILC) WA CEO Steve Glew is taking part in this wonderful initiative on Tuesday September 18 and would love your support to raise money as […]

New project explores AT as a carer respite solution

The traditional form of respite such as in-home or out-of-home respite or social and recreational activities is well known, however, have you ever wondered about alternative respite supports for carers? Could the use of assistive technology (AT) be a valuable option for carers seeking respite? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce […]

Introducing GEAT – a new Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology service as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

It is well recognised that assistive equipment and technology can enable people to do tasks that they otherwise would be unable to do, or to support people to be safer and more independent. As of 1 July 2018, the ILC will be providing a new service, known as GEAT (Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology), which […]