Technology and Communication

The Independent Living Centre WA has been the leading provider of information and advice about assistive technologies for communication, learning, recreation and work in Western Australia for 40 years. Our speech pathologists and occupational therapists are respected for their experience, knowledge and skill working with the latest assistive technologies and communication aids.

Though our assistive technology consultation service our experienced team members can provide information and advice to help people choose and access the most appropriate assistive technology or communication aids.

To provide a more comprehensive service, we also offer community allied health services for children and adults including assessment, training, support and therapy services.

In addition our team offers communication device hire, services for schools and AAC training.

ILC’s team members are experienced and skilled in the areas of:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options including:
    • Non-electronic communication aids, such as communication books and boards
    • Single message, sequenced message and static display communication aids
    • Electronic communication aids, including iPad apps and dedicated communication devices
    • Alternative access options, such as eye gaze, switch access and partner assisted scanning
  • Options for controlling appliances such as televisions, DVD players and lights
  • Software, apps and gadgets for supporting literacy
  • Mounting of communication devices, environmental controls, switches, laptops, iPads
  • Voice amplifiers
  • Tablets, apps and smart phones
  • Equipment to access the computer such as alternative keyboard and mouse options

You can contact our team by phone, email, appointment in person or by videoconference.

Call (08) 9381 0600 or email

Technology and Communication Services:

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Services For Children and TeenagersServices for Adults
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Services for SeniorsServices in the Country
ILC Speech Pathologist supporting a young girl with disability to use a iPadJess- organisations services
Services for SchoolsServices for Organisations
ILC Tech delivering training to attendees seated with ipads

Training and Workshops

Technology and Communication Projects and Resources:

ILC-62Assistive Technology and Equipment Resources
A range of resources including Technology and Communication topics, based on common enquiries.
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Developing touchscreen, switch and eye gaze skills for learning and beyond.
Young boy seated in front of a screen with eye gaze, he is wearing glasses and laughingEngaging in Eye Gaze
Developing skills for eye gaze for learning, communication and recreation.
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My Tech
A project designed to connect people to emerging assistive technology.
ILC-174-webCAEP AAC Consultancy & Refurbishment
A service supporting individuals, families and therapists to access Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
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Telephone: (08) 9381 0600
Toll Free: 1300 885 886 - Local Call
Fax: (08) 9381 0611
Open:Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm WST

Watch our video below to see how ILC can support people with complex communication needs:

Daniel’s story – How the right communication system for Daniel has changed his life

Daniel and his mum Joanne share with us how the right communication system for Daniel has changed his life. The video demonstrates how having the right assistive technology and communication aids, along with a good support team, can make a big difference to a person’s life.