ILC NSW produces
a range of publications to cater for different needs.

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ILC Services Brochures

ILC NSW Services Brochure
This brochure provides information about all ILC services. We use it to promote our Centre. We welcome you to download and print copies. It needs to be folded for best presentation.
ILC NSW Services Brochure

ILC NSW Livable Design Display Brochure
This brochure provides information about our Livable Design Display. ILC NSW has built a full sized one bedroom apartment, with home modifications in situ, into the new display at Blacktown. Built to the Livable Housing Design Guidelines, showcasing assistive technology devices, with high tech as well as simplle good design.
about ILC NSW Livable Design Display

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@ a Glance Guides

ILC @ a Glance Guide sample sheet

@ a Glance guides provide information to assist you in selecting assistive technology solutions that meet your needs. They offer an introduction to different types of AT and factors to consider when choosing and using AT.

The guides feature tips and advice about a range of products that are helpful with performing everyday activities such as:

  • Getting in and out of a car
  • Opening jars
  • Dressing and undressing

@ a glance guides are ideal for consumers, carers and new graduates wishing to expand their knowledge base.

View @ a Glance Guides index (including the accessible versions).
View @ a Glance Guides (with description of each guide).

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Buyers Guides

Buyers Guides are guidelines about selecting an Assistive Technology (AT) equipment.
They are useful for health professionals as well as for consumers and carers.

View the Buyers Guides index (including the accessible versions).
View the Buyers Guides.

For health professionals who want to have a more detailed summary of factors to consider when purchasing an AT equipment, you can access our Buyers Guides in our AT database @ Magic. click Product Search on menu bar. Enter buyers guide in the search box and click "Search".

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Guide to Planning Bathrooms and Kitchens

The WAIT is over!
ILC Access Team revised the contents and published this popular Guide in late 2015.
For more information about the publication, call ILC Reception 1300 452 679.

Bathrooms and kitchens require special attention in the planning phase, as once they are built, they are expensive to alter or modify. This Guide gives basic advice on planning bathrooms and kitchens for people with specific needs, including ageing, wheelchair users, people with vision impairment and children.

View a sample page from the Guide

Download the order form

The 2015 edition presents an update reviewing circulation and access requirements taking into consideration new sizes of wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids. The revised edition also includes additional information based on carers needs to facilitate access to and within the bathroom.

The new Guide also provides a general overview of the latest innovative assistive technology available for home modifications and retrofits.

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Helpful Handbook For Memory Loss

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The Handbook is published by the Independent Living Centre NSW.
2016 Edition is available for download!

First edition published in 2007 was revised and the second edition was published in 2016.

Original publication edited by Jane Bringolf.
Revisions authorised by Robyn Chapman.
Major contributions by ILC NSW Therapists.

This publication is intended as a reference for people in the early stages of memory loss as well as their family / friends. It contains information on products and devices as well as tips and hints for managing the effects of memory loss.

Topics covered in the book include: preparing for the future, around the home, communication and conversing, money management, remembering things, cooking, cleaning, shopping, safety, security, taking tablets, getting places and product lists.

Download the Helpful Handbook for Memory Loss

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ILC Journal - Independent Living

The ILC NSW publishes the journal “Independent Living” on behalf of the Independent Living Centres of Australia

Published quarterly since 1984, this unique publication focuses on commercially available equipment to aid daily living activities. It is aimed at the professional community, particularly those who prescribe or source equipment for others.

Independent Living contains feature articles about equipment and design. The journal also contains information on new products, resources, and organisations. Independent Living is an ideal resource for anyone in the health professional community responsible for prescribing or sourcing Assistive Technology for others.

Independent Living is registered with EBSCO, and as such the content of the journal is academically searchable on the major international allied health and rehabilitation search engines.

Regular features include:

  • Product reviews and supplier listings
  • Articles on assistive technology related topics
  • 5 year Cumulative Index each year
  • Coming events and publications
  • In Focus - feature organisation
  • Q & A - answers to your questions
  • Talking Point - topical issues
  • Evidence-based articles
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View the latest 5 year Cumulative Index

** ** Due to the high costs incurred in producing "Independent Living", ILC Board and Management decided to suspend the journal in its current form and delivery for the time being. We'll be investigating ways of creating a modern new improved publication which will be both self sustaining as well as relevant to our readers/clients.

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Need a Different Format of the Publications?



Feel free to contact our Infoline or email us


Phone: 1300 452 679

** If you require a different format of these Publications for your reading device,

please contact the Independent Living Centre NSW
on (02) 9912 5800
or email