Assistive Equipment Disability Services
Assistive Products and Technology covers any device or system that allows you to perform tasks you would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.
Types of Assistive Products and Technology
Are things that assist in you performing tasks that may otherwise be dangerous. These could be ramps, grab-bars, non-slip bathmats, shower stools, bed rails and hoists.
Covers devices that assist with everyday tasks such as eating and drinking aids, jar openers, key holders and specialized handles that extend reach.
Includes wheelchairs, walking canes, scooters, crutches, prosthetic devices and orthotics
Includes devices customized for use in small settings such as your home through to ones suited for large public spaces such as airports, theatres or places of worship. Can also include things such as closed-captioning for electronic devices.
Helps those with visual impairments and may include screen-readers, screen-magnifiers, Braille-embossers, desktop-video-magnifiers, and voice-recorders.
Includes gardening aids, arts and crafts equipment, adapted sports equipment and mobility devices that assist with participation in sport.
What is the right option for you?
Best Practices can guide you through the vast array of Assistive Technology choices available so you can determine what is right for you. From funding through to purchase and assistance with use, Best Practices makes it easy for you to carry out your day to day activities and participate productively in community life.