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AT Decision Making

What do you think is important when making an AT decision? 

We presented this question to the community in a recent poll and had a massive 335 responses. Check out the top answers below.

This essential question has formed the base of our peer-led AT content over the past two months with AT user Jen Harter Knight sharing her thoughts on purchasing AT from a big-box retailer. She delves into the significance of what AT looks like and poses a question on many people’s lips in her blog 'Thinking Inside the Big-Box'. 

In the latest edition of Chatterbox Spotlight, AT user and mum Kathleen Robertson shares how the Kitchen Wizz 8 has allowed her to do what she loves - cooking for her family.

There is also heaps of AT decision making tips from health professionals at Indigo and Perth Rehab Engineering Clinic.  We have got you covered if you’re thinking about purchasing intimacy products, wheelchairs, kitchen products and much more. The more information you have access to before you make an AT decision, the better. 

The results from the recent Chatterbox poll are in!

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Blog Post: Thinking Inside the Big Box

Inspired by our recent Chatterbox poll. Guest blogger Jen Harter Knight shares her thoughts about what AT means and looks like for her and poses a question asked by many in the AT community when talking about the appearance of products.  Read Jen's blog here.  

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Chatterbox Spotlight: Kitchen Wiz 8

In this Chatterbox Spotlight Kathleen shares how after searching for a product to help her remain independent in the kitchen she discovered the Kitchen Wizz 8.  With multiple uses from peeling, grating and slicing it is helping her do what she loves; cook for her family. 

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AT + Me - Robert Barr

Over his life Robert has become a master at adapting his AT to solve a problem. Whether it's connecting a solenoid to his wheelchair's footplates so he can empty his leg bag, or attaching a tripod to his wheelchair so he can pursue his passion of photography, he's someone that sees an opportunity in every obstacle. Watch Robert's story here.

Lets Talk about Sex

The presentation by That's Handi at the recent Remarkable Demo Day got us thinking about what to consider when deciding which intimacy aid is right for you. 

Revisit our Tech Tuesday - Intimacy Aids to gets some tips from an Indigo Occupational Therapist.

 

More AT decision making tips...
Are you thinking about purchasing a new wheelchair and want to make sure it meets your needs now and into the future?
Check out our Tech Tuesday where we talk with Rehab Engineering at the Royal Perth Hospital about what to consider and what is possible.
Gathering as much information as possible before purchasing a piece of AT can mean the difference between ending up with a product or device that becomes an important part of your life or one that ends up collecting dust.
View our Tech Tuesday with Indigo allied health professionals here. 
There's an app for that...
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Disability in the Bush –
Bridging the disability information gap.

Disability in the Bush is a free app co-designed by Aboriginal Australians with disability living in remote communities. Funded by the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme and developed by Ninti One and Interplay; the app provides culturally relevant information in plain language that supports people with disability, their family, carers to access the NDIS. Translated in two central Australian Indigenous languages, Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara; it features some remote residents who share their stories via video about what the NDIS can actually provide for them.  Read the full story and watch a video about why this app is important to Aboriginal people here: https://disabilityinthebush.com/

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