Assistive technology plays a critical role in the lives of many people with disability. screen reading software, mobility aids, electronic communication devices and prosthetic aids are all examples of assistive technology.
The NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy states:
“AT (assistive technology) enables people with disability to live a better, more independent and more inclusive life. It enables people with disability to maximise their abilities at home, in the community and in the workplace, ensuring greater economic and social participation.”
Yet, there remains large unmet needs for assistive technology.
Assistive Technology for All is a national alliance of peak bodies and consumer representatives spanning the Ageing and Disability Sectors. Together, we are advocating for equitable access to life-changing assistive technology for people with disability who fall outside the NDIS. Hear more about the issues for non-NDIS participants and how we are seeking to resolve them in this informative presentation.