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Assistive Technology (AT): Empowering Lives

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  In today’s world, technology isn’t just about convenience or entertainment; it’s about empowerment. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of assistive technology (AT). From aiding communication to enhancing mobility, AT has transformed the lives of millions of people with disabilities, opening doors to independence, inclusion, and opportunity. The Global Need for […]

Exploring Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Understanding AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) encompasses a diverse range of techniques, strategies, and tools designed to support individuals with communication challenges. These challenges may arise from conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, aphasia, and motor neuron diseases like ALS. Consequently, AAC provides a means of expression when traditional speech is limited […]

Nathan’s Story – Mobility AT Solutions

Nathan has diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), which causes bone spurs to grow around his spine. The condition that Nathan lives with is all-encompassing, so it has limited his ability to move around comfortably and will become increasingly so in his life. Nathan requires mobility solutions to going out and about. Prior to using assistive […]

Mark’s Story – Low Vision AT

Low Vision Assistive technology (AT) has come a long way and have some major improvements over the last 30 to 40 years that have allowed people with low vision and who are blind to access information independently. Mark has been blind since birth as a result of rubella. With the help of low vision assistive […]

Dale’s Story – Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Dale has Athetoid Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which causes him to have difficulties in getting out of bed and to freely express his thoughts and feelings. Assistive technology (AT) has played a big role in helping Dale to manage his day-to-day activities significantly. AT has assisted Dale in sitting up, accessing the community and go to […]

Disability Doesn’t Discriminate

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LifeTec is a proud supporter of the Disability Doesn’t Discriminate campaign. The Disability Doesn’t Discriminate campaign is a national advertising campaign launched to pressure the Government to change laws and to allow older disabled people to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This campaign is brought to you by Spinal Life Australia that has […]

Meet Peter from our consumer reference group

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Meet Peter From Our Consumer Reference Group Peter is a proud resident of Ipswich, and together with his wife Linda has been involved in the “every Australian Counts” campaign and QDN (Queenslanders with Disability Network) for a number of years.  In 2018 Peter and Linda started their own independent volunteer engagement identity – Disability Community Awareness (DCA). DCA’s focus is on networking, community engagement and […]

Cassandra’s Story

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Cassandra’s Story Brisbane’s Cassandra Grey says having access to the NDIS has been “absolutely life changing”.  At 21, Cassandra, now 23, said her disability came about from a pull to her back muscle on Christmas Eve, 2017. “On Boxing Day, I went to emergency. To relieve my pain, they gave me IV medication and my nervous system […]

Can you help MACA?

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Can You Help MACA? Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Inc (MACA) is a new not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting and advocating for the right to safe and accessible transport for children living with disability (and/or medical conditions). Funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency, MACA is developing a national ‘one stop […]

Year 12 Speech Pathologist Work Experience

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Year 12 Speech Pathologist Work Experience During the first week of term three Michelle Swinburn our Townsville Speech Pathologist had the pleasure of having a local Year 12 student shadow her as part of work experience. This was her first time supporting a student since graduating in 2017, “so it was really nice to start with a […]

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