Your stories, your way

AT Chat is dedicated to producing unbiased, useful, and up to date peer-led AT information resources for our community.

Our new Live, Play, Work series sees us collaborating with disability organisations, peaks and businesses across Australia to co-design and co-produce AT information resources to help increase the community’s knowledge of AT solutions and options.

We produce content for your community, by your community. Through our unique peer-led co-design process, we work with the people who know their Assistive Technology (AT) and we tell their AT story. Simply put, people enjoy finding out about AT from the people who use it. Here are some video collaborations with your community of AT users. 

 


Family, friends, and the AT that connects us - Jayden's story (Part 2)

One step at a time, AT has permeated every aspect of Jayden’s life and has allowed him to be involved in every part of the community, socially, recreationally, and professionally. Read Part 2 of Jayden’s story written in collaboration with Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research AT Hub to discover how AT helps Jayden live, play, work. 

AT featured in this story:

  • SIRIi
  • Phone accessibility functions
  • Read Aloud
  • Reader pen
  • Apple calendars
  • Non-slip mats
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AT living and independence goals - Jayden's story (Part 1)

In collaboration with Ingham Institute's Assistive Technology Hub, we share how Jayden’s use of AT in his home has changed everything about his day-to-day life after a catastrophic motorcycle accident that affected the entire left side of his body and caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

AT Featured in this story:

  • One touch can opener
  • One touch bottle opener
  • Commercial coffee machine
  • Thermomix
  • Woolworths online
  • Robo-vacuum
  • Spinner knobs

 

Weaving his way into art with AT - Greg's story

Together with the Arts Hub run by Rise, we joined Greg to see what AT he used to tell his artistic story. This is Greg's story. This is Live, Play, Work. 

AT Featured in this story:

  • iPad
  • Adapted sewing frame
  • Large sewing needles
  • Trolleys

Independence through Assessment - Emma's AT (part two)

In collaboration with Vision Australia, Emma Vardy takes us through the journey of getting new AT. This is Emma's AT, part two. click on the picture to read the story.

AT Featured in this story:

  • Laundry Lens app
  • Aira app
  • Electronic body scale
  • Smart Phone

 

 

Authentically Me - Emma's AT (part one)

Book enthusiast Emma said she loves to read and signing up to Audio Books was the best thing she has ever done! This is Emma's AT and this is her story. Click on the picture to read the article.

AT Featured in this story:

  • Audible app
  • Galaxy ID mate label scanner
  • Laptop
  • Siri
  • Smart Phone
  • Cane
  • Rubber bands with tactile shape markings

Equal rights and a little bit of AT access

In collaboration with My CP Guide, Layne Dixon talks about their education journey and the AT they used along the way. This is Layne’s AT, and this is their story.  

AT Featured in this story:

  • Ghotit 
  • Apple Trackpad 
  • Smart phone 
  • Apple laptop 
  • Audiobooks 
  • iWatch 
  • Google calendar 
  • Thermomix 
  • Kitchen modifications 

Benj has more to say

AT Chat recently caught up with mum, Kate, who shared her journey with autism and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for her son, Benj. This is Kate's story.

AT Featured in this story:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
  • PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display)
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System
  • ‘Social Stories’
  • ‘Words for Life’ app
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Staying Physically Healthy during Covid-19

VisAbility is proud to collaborate with AT Chat on the Staying Physically Healthy article and to highlight the benefits of exercise physiology and how assistive technology can help. We have a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic exercise physiologists, delivering personalised fitness programs to optimise your health.

AT Featured in this story:

  • Smart Watches
  • iPhones for exercise programs
  • Adaptive Exercise Equipment

 

Want to collaborate with us?

Find out more about the incredible disability organisations, peaks, and businesses that we are collaborating with. We would love to create content with likeminded organisations to distribute throughout the AT community. If you're interested in collaborating with AT Chat then please email at.chat@ilaustralia.org.au.

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