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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 […]

Changes to how ILC’s Expert AT Consultation Service will be charged for NDIS participants

People with disability and their supporting therapists can access expert consultations with ILC’s health professionals about assistive technology to support them to achieve their goals. Through an expert AT consultation at the ILC: our experienced health professionals will provide impartial advice about the most suitable assistive technology options for each individual; clients and their therapists […]

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 […]

Refocus on Reablement as an Evolution in Aged Care

The Independent Living Centre’s Hilary O’Connell was invited to attend a three-day workshop in Norway in November 2018. She joined Researchers from seven other countries (Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK) to become part of the ReAble Network, an international collaboration of known experts in the field of Reablement research. This mix […]

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 […]

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 […]

ATSA Lot of Tech!

The Assistive Technology Suppliers Australiasia Independent Living Expo Perth 2018 Whether it be high tech or low tech ATSA had a wide variety of Assistive Technology solutions on show at the inaugural ATSA Independent living Expo here in Perth and I was lucky enough to check it out. I could write everything that was on […]

Sex Aids in the spotlight

ILC Occupational Therapist Simone Collins said it was not uncommon for people visiting the ILC to ask questions about sexual issues that come with ageing and seek help with solutions. Speaking to Neale Prior for the ‘Your Money’ lift-out in The West Australian recently this article highlights that sex is part of an overall human […]