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Our purpose is to provide impartial advice, information and leadership on assistive technology that builds possibilities for choice.

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Announcements
  • Visit our facebook page on www.facebook.com/ILCNSW
  • Call 02-9912 5800 before visiting, to check on your enquiry.
  • We do not sell any products.
  • We provide information about AT products and suppliers.

Advice

We provide information and advice to people about assistive technology solutions for independent living.

Expertise

We are a recognised leader in the field of assistive technology and accessible built environments. We provide expertise through consultation, training and publications.

Education

We are a registered training organisation providing VETAB approved, competency-based training for allied health and built environment professionals.

Awareness

We conduct group tours at our display centre and give community talks to spread awareness about Assistive Technology and its role in aiding independent living.

 

Latest News

Minister Visit - Launching ILC NSW Virtual Display

February 21, 2014

On 18-February, the Hon John Ajaka NSW Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Ageing visited the ILC Blacktown office to find out more about our work, tour our display and launch the virtual tour of our smart apartment.
You can access the virtual tour from the home page of this website or via the following link:
http://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/virtualtour/ilcrooms.html


Job Opportunities at ILC - AT Mentors

March 14, 2014

Be one of the Assistive Technology Mentors (ATM) in the Pilot project
- in Hunter NSW and Tasmania, NDIA Pilot Regions.
The Independent Living Centre NSW (ILC NSW) together with the Independent Living Centre Tas (ILC Tas) are seeking interested people with disabilities or carers who have significant experience in using assistive technologies (AT) (aids and equipment) to participate in this pilot project.
The pilot AT Mentors will undertake training to support the AT decision-making and choices of others. Pending successful completion of the training the ATMs will be employed in either the ILC NSW or ILC Tas for the employment phase of the project.

There are various positions and hours available which may be negotiated with the successful applicants. ... for more info

Everyone Connects Workshops news

February 7, 2014

The first of many "Everyone Connects" Workshops kicked off on 6-Feb. ILCNSW is running these with support from the Telstra Foundation- helping people with complex communication needs to connect. We had a really interested group on the first day.

Rebecca and Yi Hueih showed to attendants some of the specialised AT we had, including eye gaze technology. At the workshop we had lots of interest in mobile technologies and apps for communications and telecommunications.
** Rebecca and Yi Hueih were still smiling when finished.
Next workshop dates are on 27, 28 March at Ryde - contact us if you 'd like to come - help@ilcnsw.asn.au

Harriet Korner, Client Services Manager, ILCNSW

Upcoming Events

May
1

Everyone Connects - AT Workshop

1 May 2014

The Independent Living Centre NSW, with the generous support of the Telstra Foundation, will be running free “Everyone Connects” Assistive Technology Workshops in 2014 on using mobile technologies and speech generating devices to access telecommunications and social media.
The workshop will be of interest for young people with complex communication needs aged 12-25 years. Family members, carers, teachers, or allied health professionals are also welcome.
The workshop will be run from February to May 2014, in Sydney metro as well as regionally in Newcastle, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Tamworth.
.... for more info
Email help@ilcnsw.asn.au

.... to Register online

With Telstra and ILCNSW
- Everyone Connects with Assistive Technology



May
8

AT Workshops in Hunter area for People with Disabilities

8 May 2014 - 30 June 2014


Choosing Equipment for Yourself? What is Available?
What should be Considered? How do I get help?
Be Informed - for Endless Possibilities ...
Through to June 2014, ILCNSW will be running a series of FREE workshops on Assistive Technology for People With Disabilities, Carers and Family Members in NSW Hunter area and beyond. In May, the topics are Communication and Mobile Technology.

... check out all the workshops topics

May
15

ILC Training - Manual Wheelchair Prescription

15 - 16 May 2014

Venue: Northcott Building
Address: No. 1 Fennell St, Parramatta NSW
Date: 15 and 16 May 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Instructors: Rebecca Howard, Tracee-Lee Maginnity

This two day course covers clinical aspects of manual wheelchair prescription, and provides hands-on investigation of manual wheelchair features.
Areas covered include:
- Measuring a client for a manual wheelchair
- Clinical reasoning in manual wheelchair assessment
- Product knowledge and manual wheelchair feature update
- Transportation and handling of manual wheelchairs
- Environmental considerations and constraints
.... for more info
download flyer for the course

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