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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 […]

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 […]