What is assistive technology (AT)?
Assistive technology, (also known as adaptive technology) broadly encompasses everyday supports, living aids, mobility solutions and equipment needed to live independently.
Types of AT
People living with blindness or low vision can use AT to maintain independence and social inclusion, by using:
- Apps for Iphone, iPad (link opens in new window) and Android devices (link opens in new window)
- Computer screenreaders
- Braille keyboards and refreshable braille displays
- Reading devices
- Cooking and food preparation equipment
What can assistive technology do?
It can enable people living with vision impairment to:
- Use a mobile phone to navigate, stay in contact, browse social media or play games
- View email, browse the internet and other computer-based tasks
- Read a book
- Read postal mail, recipes, packaging etc
Our team of specialists can:
- Conduct workplace assessments and recommend options to make it fully inclusive and accessible
- Provide assistance in accessing grants and funding
- Provide workshops and training
- Offer advice and information on equipment and devices
- Organise equipment trials
- Installation of software and equipment
Grants and funding
NDIS funding in many cases covers technology and equipment. There are a number State, Federal and non-Governmental Departments which may also provide funding, depending on individual circumstances.
Our onsite and online shops offer a wide range of adaptive equipment, vision aids and aids to daily living (ADL) for people living with blindness or vision impairment.
For more information on how assistive technology can help you in your daily life, contact us today.