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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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  • 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.


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.


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 ILCNSW Virtual Display

February 21, 2014

On 18th February, the Hon John Ajaka NSW Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Ageing came to 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:

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 is on 13-Feb at ILCNSW Blacktown - contact us if you 'd like to come - help@ilcnsw.asn.au

Harriet Korner - Client Services Manager

Hello 2014 - Happy New Year

January 5, 2014

Happy New Year everyone.
The ILCNSW will be back on Monday 6-Jan after a short break. We look forward to another exciting year in 2014.
Watch out for our workshops:
- Choosing AT, looking at the factors to consider
- Everyone Connects...for young people
Post your questions:
- call the infoline on 1300 452 679
- search the website www.ilcnsw.asn.au
- drop in to see us in Blacktown
- Watch our YouTube channel as we upload our video collection
We look forward to assisting you to find your AT possibilities in 2014.

Robyn Chapman CEO

Upcoming Events


AT Workshops for People with Disabilities

5 March 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.

... check out all the workshops topics


Everyone Connects - AT Workshop

6 March 2014 - 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


Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory Workshop 2014

7 - 8 April 2014

Venue: Northcott Building, Parramatta
Date: 7th - 8th April 2014
Time: 8.30am Registration; Workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Address: No 1, Fennell St, Parramatta
This Two Day Introductory PODD Workshop, proudly presented by the Independent Living Centre NSW, will be of interest to anyone who is supporting communication for people requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). PODD communication systems can assist people who have very little or no speech, including people with physical, sensory and cognitive challenges. The concepts support people using light tech, (non-electronic) and high tech methods of communication, although the workshop mainly focuses on light tech communication systems.
Speech Pathologists, Haylee Parfett and Harriet Korner, will be presenting this workshop together.
Contact: Harriet Korner
email harriet@ilcnsw.asn.au
... for more info and registration

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