After much consultation ILC’s ‘AT Capacity Building Project’ has a name; AT Chat.
Led by a team of people with disabilities and using the principles of co-design; AT Chat aims to create better pathways for people to find information about AT (Assistive Technology). It is a peer-to-peer conversation sharing experiences and knowledge about AT in Australia. Whether it be equipment, aids or gadgets we use that allow us to have better independence and function.
AT Chat is designed for people who use AT by people who use AT. AT Chat will help guide you, inform you, and keep you in the loop in a really interactive way. Whether online or in person: through social media, educational sessions, toolkits and resources…they’ve got you covered. They draw on the wealth of information at their fingertips and through their collaboration with us at the Independent Living Centre WA.
Project Lead Danielle Loizou-Lake said the project has the potential to change the way people access and share information around assistive technology.
Occupational Therapist and AT user on the project team Jos Franciscus said the team wants to normalise the use of assistive technology by creating platforms through social media, resources and information sessions. “Expert AT users will contribute to the content in an engaging manner, encouraging others to consider their possibilities through assistive technology,” said Jos.
It’s all about you.
AT Chat centers on what AT users would like to see and need to know. Right now in the project, they are seeking ideas and experiences around the topic of AT. They would appreciate if you could take 10 minutes to complete their online survey – completed surveys go in the running to win one of five, $100 Coles/Myer vouchers. If you are not an AT user, please forward this email to someone who could be involved in this exciting project. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.
We pay you for your time
AT Chat are currently recruiting people with disability to contribute to the AT Chat focus groups in May/June. Focus groups are across Perth, Esperance, Geraldton and Broome. Everyone will receive a $40 Coles or Woolworths voucher for their valued time. If you or someone you know would like to register please sign up here – please note there are limited spots available.
Live • Play • Work
Have you got a story? If you are, or know an AT user in WA who has a great story to tell about how they use AT to Live, Play or Work AT Chat want to hear from you. They are seeking talent for their social media channel, so say hi via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in the loop
AT Chat will officially launch in September, so please keep connected and link in with what they are creating.
Be part of the story and AT Chat with us.