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ASSISTIVE

TECHNOLOGY

When you need help with everyday tasks, you can use Assistive Technology to make it easier to do things and/or keep you (and others) safe.

Assistive technology is any device, system or design, that allows you to perform a task that you would otherwise be unable to do. Assistive technology can increase the ease and safety with which a task can be performed.

Assistive technology can include simple products such as those that assist you to open a jar or bottle, or turn a tap or open a door. Complex technologies can include specialised computers, powered wheelchairs, home automation and environmental control systems.

Commonly, Assistive Technology:

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Enhances participation and independence in daily activities including showering, dressing, washing, cooking, gardening and community access
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Enhances mobility through the use of walking aids, mobility scooters, shower chairs, toilet seat raisers, wheelchairs, electric lift recliner chairs, bed mobility items and electric beds
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Improves health and safety through environmental control systems, mobile or ceiling hoists and
pressure relieving cushions and mattresses.
For NDIS participants, there are different levels of Assistive Technology. They are:
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Basic Assistive Technology – Level 1
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Standard Assistive Technology – Level 2
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Specialised Assistive Technology – Level 3
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Complex Assistive Technology – Level 4.
Details relating to Assistive Technology will be listed in the Capital budget of your NDIS plan.

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