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.
Automated legal guidance at federal agencies: report for the Administrative Conference of the United States
When individuals have questions about federal benefits, services, and legal rules, they are increasingly seeking help from government chatbots, virtual assistants, and other automated tools. This report describes the results of a qualitative study of automated legal guidance across the US Federal government, which included...
This research looks at how smart home assistive technologies (AT) may be best used in both the aged care and disability sectors to reduce the need for support services. It includes an assessment of ease of use, quality-of-life and cost benefit analysis, and contributes to...
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...
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, states experienced unprecedented surges in online inquiries and transactions. Automation, in the form of chatbots, was quickly developed and deployed to supplement existing human resources. This publication includes state examples, predictions for the future...
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...
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.
This position paper explains the rationale for recommending action on assistive technologies before the finalisation of the NDIS rollout.
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.
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.
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.
This report details findings of the Curtin University Teaching Innovation funded project Internet of Things (IoT) Education: Implications for Students with Disabilities. This project aimed to provide insight into both the potential risks and benefits of the IoT for tertiary students with disabilities, particularly in...
Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.
This synthesis paper outlines key lessons from four recent IDS Evidence Reports on the state of digital development and draws out the implications for policymakers and practitioners working in development and humanitarian organisations.
This report is the first in a series to be issued at regular intervals as a part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).
By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction. In Queensland, the number of construction workers aged 55 and over increased from 8% of full-time workers...
The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.
This paper recommends a government reimbursement scheme for home retrofits. Executive summary This is a paper about older Australians and their homes. Homes are bricks and mortar and more. What they are and what they represent is not sufficiently captured by the labels “primary residence”...
“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.