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We provide information and advice to people about assistive technology solutions for independent living.
We are a recognised leader in the field of assistive technology and accessible built environments. We provide expertise through consultation, training and publications.
We are a registered training organisation providing VETAB approved, competency-based training for allied health and built environment professionals.
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:
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Harriet Korner, Client Services Manager, ILCNSW
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
.... to Register online
With Telstra and ILCNSW
- Everyone Connects with Assistive Technology
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 ...
From December 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.
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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