TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT YOUR GOALS Access training to make life easier

Our assistive technology specialists can provide convenient training programs that are specially linked to your personal needs, goals, and the type of technology you hope or prefer to use.

We can offer:

  • Support with identifying the right assistive technology for your personal situation, including tools to help you access digital information, or to assist you in reading hard copy materials like books and newspapers.
  • Training on how to use the latest smart-phone and desktop apps, to make it easier for you to access digital information.
  • Home visits to provide training in screen reading software and screen magnification programs, or accessibility functions that make computers (PC and Mac), phones, and tablets easier to use.
  • Personally tailored computer lessons with guidance on how you can read or write emails and messages, use the internet, access word processing programs, and more.
  • School visits to identify opportunities to make life easier for students with low vision or blindness.
  • NDIS assessment to assist you to access the right technology.
  • Technology training sessions at our community campuses in Bendigo, Geelong, and Kew.

Get in touch now to find out more about how you could benefit from technology or training: 1800 804 805.

FIND THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR YOU How can technology assist me?

Whatever your age, level of vision, or independence goals, there are technologies available to make your life easier.

For example, a range of functionalities on computers and phones can assist you to be more efficient in work or school. There’s also a variety of options to assist at home and to ensure you can enjoy your favourite leisure activities.

If you prefer the printed page, there are technologies to use while reading and enjoying books. Easy-to-use accessible phones make calling friends or family quick and simple.

Give us a call to find the right solution for your needs: 1800 804 805.

THERE’S A SOLUTION SUITED TO YOU What kind of technology is available?

Whatever technology you’re comfortable using—or whatever information you want to access— there’s something to make your life easier.
Phones can speak back to you, trigger different functionalities through speech, light up dial pads or icons, speed dial your commonly used or favourite numbers, and more.

  • Computers can zoom to make the display larger, present visual displays in high contrast configurations that are easier to read, read the content on the screen for you out loud, and more.
  • Braille-focused technologies can convert printed text into tactile braille cells onto paper, or interact with screen-readers to provide a braille version of the information being read out on screen.
  • E-readers and audio technologies can make it easy and enjoyable for you to read books and newspapers.
  • Optical Character Recognition (or OCR) technologies can take photos of documents and convert the text from the photo into speech or audio material.

This is just a small list of what is available. The exciting world of assistive technology is constantly evolving and there’s something to suit every preference; whether you want the latest tech to make life easier or more efficient, or whether you want the simple joys of reading a printed page.

Get in touch with us via our Contact page or Request a service form to find out more and identify the solution for you. You can also call 1800 804 805 to hear from our dedicated team.