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Seat Elevation: What does the Evidence Say?

By Ashleigh Haskins

Powered seat elevation has rapidly become the most prescribed powered seat function after tilt-in-space. The benefits of seat elevation are varied, and most users of seat elevation greatly value the...

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Creating Accessibility in Business

By GTK

In Australia, 1 in 5 people are living with a disability. And of those 20% (just under 4 million people), 4.4% are in a wheelchair.

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Creating Accessibility in a Restaurant

By GTK

Dining out at a restaurant is a treat and who doesn’t want to spend that time eating delicious food, talking with friends and family, and not having to deal with cooking or cleaning up afterwards!?

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Prescribing Assistive Technology for Users with Cortical Visual Impairment

By Ashleigh Haskins

As clinicians, we always consider visual impairments when assessing for and prescribing assistive technology, but if we’re honest we often treat visual impairments as a homogenous group rather than...

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Creating Accessibility in a Shop or Retail Setting

By GTK

Imagine you’re a shopper and you go to your favourite clothes store, only to find that you can’t get your wheelchair through the newly installed turnstiles. Or you have run out of food at home and...

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Creating Accessibility in a Service Based Business

By GTK

A service-based business is just as the name suggests - the business owner sells skills rather than a product. This includes a range of business types, from plumbers and electricians, through to...

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An Introduction to Pressure Mapping

By Ashleigh Haskins

Pressure mapping technology has been available for a few decades, but as pressure mapping systems have become more user-friendly and cost-effective, it is easier than ever to incorporate pressure...

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The Benefits of a Retractable Docking Pin

By GTK

If you use a power wheelchair that travels in a vehicle with a docking system, a retractable docking pin might be just what you need. Most power wheelchairs are able to be fitted with a plate or pin...

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Choosing the right power wheelchair legrest

By GTK

Once you’ve worked out the best power wheelchair to suit the user’s needs, it’s time to select what type of legrests, or hangers, that the wheelchair will come with. It sounds like it should be an...

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A Decision Tree for Prescribing Power Assist Devices

By Ashleigh Haskins

Our last of the excellent Decision Trees developed by David Quach (Occupational Therapist, Aspire Rehab) is about scripting power assist devices. This Decision Tree helps determine what type of power...

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