News – Independent Living Centre WA

ILC is now more communication accessible

The communication access symbol is the final piece in the access puzzle. Whilst most people are familiar with vision, hearing or mobility access, communication access is a relatively new term within our community. It’s difficult to imagine a world without wheelchair ramps, elevators or ACROD parking bays. This shows that the importance of planning for […]

ILC Christmas Closure

The staff of the Independent Living Centre WA would like to thank you for your support during 2017. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year filled with independence, safety and wellness. Our Nedlands and Cockburn services will close for the holidays at 5pm on Friday 22 December and will reopen on […]

New videos show different uses for emerging technology

As part of the MyTech Project, linking people with emerging technologies, the ILC together with a couple of participants have created three short videos which demonstrate different uses for emerging technology. Many people don’t know what emerging technologies are, what they do or how they work. ILC Occupational Therapist Lauren Farrell said, “the aim of […]

New AT workshop to be delivered in country WA

Following a series of successful workshops throughout 2017, the Fundamentals of Assistive Technology (AT) workshop will now be coming to a country town near you! Are you based in a country area and sometimes struggle to know what equipment would be best to use with clients, or feel that you’d benefit from hearing about what’s […]

Noah’s Ark WA service transitioning

Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to transition the Noah’s Ark WA service on 31 January 2018. Our priority now is to assist families who use Noah’s Ark services and connect them with services that can support them into the future. The Noah’s Ark WA service will continue to be fully operational […]

Supporting Mikaela to communicate

Eight-year-old Mikaela is a big sister to Olivia. She is a happy, cheerful girl who enjoys spending time with other children, listening to music, watching videos on her iPad and listening to stories about her favourite people. She also loves toys, looking through photobooks and enjoys action songs and dancing. Mikaela has complex communication needs, […]

New watch delivers Izaac greater independence and his family peace of mind

With a wealth of assistive equipment available on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what item may be suitable for you, a friend or a family member. As a parent, you want to ensure your child is safe at all times, particularly when you can’t be with them. Izaac is a 15 […]