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Assistive technology


Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.

“It’s helped me connect with more friends”: Supporting social media use to enhance the social networks of young people with disabilities living in rural South Australia

This report investigated the effectiveness of social media training and online mentoring support in building the social networks of young people with disability in rural communities.
Working paper

New economics of assistive technology: a call for a missions approach

The aim of this paper is to propose a model beyond the current assistive technology (AT) paradigm, which is often steeped in a market failure rationale. The authors propose a mission-oriented approach to AT which will enable a greater rate of innovation (thus directing and...

MJD Foundation - Groote Eylandt Assistive Technology Feasibility Study

This Groote Eylandt Assistive Technology (AT) Feasibility Study investigated the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout on Groote Eylandt with a view to determining whether there are opportunities for local organisations to build capacity to deliver Assistive Technology (AT) supports funded by the NDIS. AT...

Assistive technology for older Australians: rapid evidence review and economic pathway analysis

This research was commissioned by Australia’s National Aged Care Alliance. The rapid evidence review found firm evidence that assistive technology (AT) delivers independence, autonomy, safety and participation.
Briefing paper

Developing technology-neutral road rules for driver distraction: issues paper

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is examining the effectiveness of the Australian road rules relating to driver distraction. This issues paper explores the questions around responsibility for driver distractions, technologies that can assist and distract from the driving task, and prescriptive versus performance-based approaches.
Position paper

Assistive technology for older Australians: position paper

This position paper explains the rationale for recommending action on assistive technologies before the finalisation of the NDIS rollout.

A robotics roadmap for Australia 2018

Building on Australia’s strengths in robot talent and technologies in niche application areas, this roadmap acts as a guide to how Australia can support a vibrant robotics industry that supports automation across all sectors of the Australian economy.
Conference proceedings

Design4Health Melbourne 2017

Design4Health is an international conference that brings together designers, health professionals and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users from across the world to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods in the ever-changing nexus between design and health.