Many assistive technologies are becoming widely available to assist people with low vision or vision impairment to maintain their independence and safety in the home, workplace or the community. These aids can range in complexity from simple daily living aids such as magnifiers to facial recognition and navigational devices.
What is assistive technology (AT)?
Assistive technology is any aid, piece of equipment or system that enables you to complete tasks that you are finding difficult to complete. These items may also help to compensate for a loss of vision using other senses to engage in the world around you.
What types of AT are available for vision loss?
A range of assistive technology options are available to enable people to:
- Be safe and independent at home
- Read newspapers, books and magazines
- Enjoy and participate in leisure and recreational activities
- Communicate with loved ones
- Navigate the community
- Recognise faces of people you know
- Continue to have access to the digital and social world
- Use computers to support you in the workplace
Why choose LifeTec?
LifeTec is a social enterprise that provides dedicated assistive technology (AT) services. Established in 1981, LifeTec has a team of health professionals including occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists who have a passion for AT. We deliver dedicated vision services to people of all ages and abilities.
IMAGINE: First, we encourage you to imagine your possibilities and set goals around what you would like your AT to help you achieve.
SEEK: Through goal setting, we are then able to help you investigate the range of assistive technology solutions available for people with low vision or blindness through our database and contact with suppliers.
CHOOSE: Through a process of assessment, trial and prescription in your chosen environment, our team will assist you to determine the features of AT that are suitable for you and find the solution to help you achieve your goals.
LIVE successfully with your AT: this involves customisation, set up, implementation, training and ongoing support of the obtained AT
Contact us to arrange an appointment. We have various options for service delivery including home visits, in centre appointments or teleconsultation. We will work with you to decide the most appropriate way to meet your needs.