Posts Tagged ‘assistive technology’

New project explores AT as a carer respite solution

The traditional form of respite such as in-home or out-of-home respite or social and recreational activities is well known, however, have you ever wondered about alternative respite supports for carers? Could the use of assistive technology (AT) be a valuable option for carers seeking respite? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce […]

How ILC OT Nicola helped Jenny rebuild her independence

Jenny has written about her experience with the Independent Living Centre WA below, recounting how Occupational Therapist Nicola has supported her to make such a positive difference in her every day life. I recently moved to Perth to be closer to my family, and whilst the move has been great from a personal point of […]

Presents for the tech lovers in your family

Stuck on Christmas ideas and can’t handle buying another candle? With the number of gadgets available these days, it can be confusing to decide which to buy. Our tech savvy team here at the ILC WA have put our heads together and made a shopping list just for you. Whether you’ve got a family member […]

New AT workshop to be delivered in country WA

Following a series of successful workshops throughout 2017, the Fundamentals of Assistive Technology (AT) workshop will now be coming to a country town near you! Are you based in a country area and sometimes struggle to know what equipment would be best to use with clients, or feel that you’d benefit from hearing about what’s […]

Supporting Mikaela to communicate

Eight-year-old Mikaela is a big sister to Olivia. She is a happy, cheerful girl who enjoys spending time with other children, listening to music, watching videos on her iPad and listening to stories about her favourite people. She also loves toys, looking through photobooks and enjoys action songs and dancing. Mikaela has complex communication needs, […]

Emerging Technology Expo a huge success

On 14 June the ILC opened our doors for the Emerging Technology Open Day, which was in every way an overwhelming success. From the demand for places, great attendee count and very positive feedback the event exceeded expectations. As attendees filtered in, chatting over tea and coffee and taking their seats in the Conference Room, […]

Do you care for someone living with mental health needs?

The ILC Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) is running a project in Perth’s northern suburbs to identify the Assistive Equipment and Technology needs of carers of people living with mental health illness. Carers’ involvement in this short survey would be greatly appreciated. This will help shape future Assistive Equipment and Technology services to better […]

Assistive technology users lead new project to improve AT information

What is assistive technology (AT)? How can it help me? How can I find out about what’s out there? What’s new? How do I know what AT is best for me? What do others use? How can I access it? Is there funding available? How do I access this funding? Where do I find out […]

ILC’s Resources Go Global

For students with impaired physical, sensory and cognitive abilities it can be difficult to identify and develop a reliable and independent access method to enable them to participate in classroom activities and therefore access the curriculum. The development of mainstream and specialised assistive technology in recent years provides students with more opportunities to participate in […]