Sometimes it can be confusing to know what assistive technology or equipment would be most suitable for your situation. To help guide you through your decision making process, we have developed some ‘Help Sheets’. We have also had 11 of the most commonly used sheets translated into 11 languages other than English and these can be found by following this link.
This collection of over 30 help sheets, covering a diverse range of topics, has been broken down into the following sections; Mobility and Transport, Personal Care, Household, Building and Design, Technology and Communication, Smart Home Automation, Second Hand Equipment, Recreation and Vocational and ILC Services.
Once you have a solid foundation regarding the equipment you are researching, you will be better prepared to purchase the product that would best meet your needs. If you need further clarification or input or would like information on a topic not listed here you can also contact our friendly Occupational Therapists on 1300 885 886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember you can also search for over 10,000 thousand pieces of assistive technology and equipment on NED our National Equipment Database. Suppliers details are provided for each state.
Mobility and TransportSelecting a Scooter and Scooter Safety Guide to Selecting a Stroller or Buggy Guide to Selecting a Walking Frame Guide to Selecting Child Car Restraints for Children with a Disability or Medical Condition Selecting a Manual Wheelchair Guide to Selecting Powered Wheelchairs How to transfer safely to the car ILC Transportation of People Seated in Wheelchairs Tips for Travelling with a Disability
Personal CareGuide to Pressure Management and Care Parenting with Assistive Technology Continence Issues How to Prevent Falls How to transfer safely in the bathroom Protect Your Joints Work Simplification and Energy Conservation
HouseholdGuide to Choosing Kitchen Aids Choose Safer Electrical Appliances Guide to Selecting a Chair Guide to Selecting a Hoist Guide to Selecting an Adjustable Bed Guide to Selecting Sleep Supports
Building and DesignChecklist for an Accessible Home Guide to Selecting Grab Rails Guidelines to Assist When Selecting Accessible Housing
Technology and CommunicationSelecting a Personal Alarm Guide to Selecting a Tablet Selecting a phone for Independence and Safety Guide to Selecting a Telephone Guide to Selecting Literacy Supports
Smart Home AutomationSmart Home Automation
Second Hand EquipmentBuying Second Hand Equipment
Recreation and VocationalHandy Hints for Gardeners How to Adjust Your Work Chair