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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 […]

ILC Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM has passed away, aged 97

It is with great sadness that the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) announces that our organisation’s Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM passed away in the early hours of Sunday 14 May 2017. The Independent Living Centre WA Board, management and staff express our deepest sympathy to Freda’s husband Hal Finkelstein, to her family and to […]

AAC Awareness Month

 How do you communicate with the people around you? I communicate with my colleagues, friends and family in many different ways. I use email and text messages regularly to keep in touch, I also use my voice to have conversations and make my feelings heard, there are even times when a simple face expression is […]

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 […]

ILC brings Equipment & Technology Expo to the Perth Hills

On 24 February 2015, the ILC brought their services to the Hills Region by hosting a free Equipment & Technology Expo at the NDIS Perth Hills Trial Site. The expo was targeted at people under 65 years of age who have a disability and are living in the Hills Region, NDIA planners and service providers. […]

What I want to say isn’t there! : Communication Autonomy

As an ILC Tech speech pathologist, one of the most important concepts I often need to teach others when I’m talking about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is ‘communication autonomy’. What does the person want to say? Do they have access to the vocabulary to say what they want to say, when they want to […]