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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.
October 26, 2012
In the spirit of Every Australian Counts campaign, ILC NSW hosted a DisabiliTEA where people came together, had a cuppa, visited the new ILC display, found out the benefits of Assistive Technology and showed support to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. DisabiliTEA @ the ILC was held on 26 October at Westpoint Blacktown, the event was very well received.
The Independent Living Centre NSW is proud to support the Every Australian Counts campaign. For more information about NDIS,
September 14, 2012
On Wednesday 12th September, ILCNSW welcomed 60 delegates of the National Home Modifications conference to our new site, where we are able to display Assistive Technologies and Home Modifications in context, within an apartment built to the Livable Housing Design Guidelines.
Delegates toured the site, inspected the display apartment with the assistance of staff and suppliers, attended a talk on Home Automation by our OT Andrew Chia, and enoyed a BBQ afterwards.
It's wonderful that we had an opportunity to "show off" our new display, full of items of promoting 'possibilities'.
August 15, 2012
NSW Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, announced on 1-Aug-2012 the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS) to protect the lives of people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. The NSW Government has invested $2 million for the scheme, which aims to give people with impaired hearing the same protections as smoke alarms do for others.
Applications for the subsidy can be made to the Deaf Society of NSW, which provides information and services to people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing and their families.
For information and application forms visit this website:
3 - 11 December 2012
The Sapphires and 10 new Australian short films
Access All Areas is an annual film festival featuring increased access for people with a disability. Each year, it showcases new Australian films around International Day for People with a Disability (3-Dec). The 2012 Season will be screening the Australian film The Sapphires, plus ten new family-friendly Australian short films, including award-winners The Maker and The Missing Key. To view the program, screening times and dates, go to www.aaaff.com.au/cinema-tour
The feature films with closed captions and audio description are screened at Dendy Opera Quays, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Parramatta Riverside Theatres and Campbelltown Arts Centre. Bookings for the festival are NOW OPEN! All tickets are FREE but you must book to reserve your seat or wheelchair space. Booking details are:
To book for Dendy Opera Quays and Riverside Theatres Parramatta, contact the festival office (10am to 6pm)
phone: (02) 9281 5608
To book for Casula Powerhouse, contact the Casula Powerhouse Box Office:
phone: (02) 9824 1121
or visit www.casulapowerhouse.com
To book for Campbelltown Arts Centre, contact Lisa Grimson:
phone: (02) 4645 4327
Some services vary depending on location, please check the festival website www.aaaff.com.au
5 December 2012
Ability Technology, in conjunction with Hartley Lifecare, have been conducting a series of assistive technology workshops in Canberra this year.
The final one for 2012, will be held on 5 December, covering two topics: Memory Aids and Tablet Access.
Location: Hartley Lifecare, 6 Hodgson Place, Pearce, ACT
To book, contact Hartley Lifecare direct on 02 6282 4411.
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