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ILC’s Resources Go Global

23 March 2017

smiling young boy in a blue t-shirt in wheelchair with eye gaze device and a smiling teenage boy in a maroon t-shirt and shorts sitting on a chair

For students with impaired physical, sensory and cognitive abilities it can be difficult to identify and develop a reliable and independent access method to enable them to participate in classroom activities and therefore access the curriculum.

The development of mainstream and specialised assistive technology in recent years provides students with more opportunities to participate in classroom activities independently.

As part of the Unlocking Abilities Project, Indigo (formerly Independent Living Centre WA) has developed a series of handouts with information on three different access methods – touchscreen, switch and eye gaze – and ideas for developing these skills within the classroom.

Following sharing these resources on Indigo's Facebook page and a US blog PrAACtical AAC, many people around the world, including those living in the United States, Russia, Canada, the UK and India, have accessed them.

If you are interested in hiring an equipment kit short term for one of the access methods (touchscreen, switch and eye gaze) contact Indigo Hire, or for further information on the equipment kits please contact one of our friendly occupational therapists on (08) 9381 0600.