Independent Living Centre WA – Blog

Presents for the tech lovers in your family

Stuck on Christmas ideas and can’t handle buying another candle? With the number of gadgets available these days, it can be confusing to decide which to buy. Our tech savvy team here at the ILC WA have put our heads together and made a shopping list just for you. Whether you’ve got a family member […]

Communication support helps students get work ready

We know communication skills are important for all of us in the workplace. But what if you aren’t able to use speech to communicate or your speech is difficult for others to understand, will that limit your ability to work? People with complex communication needs may use a range of methods to communicate including signs, […]

Helping to create communication accessible communities

The Independent Living Centre WA would like to wish everyone a happy Speech Pathology Week for 2017! This year’s theme is ‘Communication access: Everyone gets the message!’ Communication access is about creating a world where people with complex communication needs can communicate successfully with everyone, a world where everyone gets the message! Speech Pathology Australia […]

Keeping up with Emerging Assistive Technology

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Assistive Technology (AT) as “an umbrella term for any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do, or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.”  This definition recognises that assistive technology is any aid, device, program, or […]

Will the upcoming Aged Care Reforms affect you?

The recent Aged Care Reforms ‘Increasing Choice in Home Care’ commenced on 27 February 2017 and aim to improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians. The recent changes mean people now have more choice about their care and who it is delivered by.  It can sometimes be overwhelming to find […]

Being there when you can’t be there

Communication and staying involved in the lives of family and community is vital to everyone’s health and well being but it is not always easy for everyone.  There is a large diverse range of communication devices available that can help from big button phones through to complex Assistive Communication Devices dependent on your individual needs. […]