New Australian app for A.T. users to better equip themselves

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017 09:33am

A new consumer app is helping Australians with disabilities to identify the range of Assistive Technology (AT) equipment and technology options available, with the aim of improving their independence and wellbeing.

Image of Equip Myself

Image of Equip Myself

The newly released Equip Myself app, that was developed by the Independent Living Centre (ILC) WA, links to anational online AT database which contains impartial information on more than 11,000 assistive technology products available right around the country.

Through real life stories and a virtual world, this free tablet app helps users explore AT choices in the environments in which they would be used, such as the kitchen, bathroom, at work, in the garden, or out and about in the community.

People can also use the Equip Myself app as a planning tool, as it allows users to be able to create their own profile and share their favourite equipment items with fellow users and their support team.

“With such a wide range of products available on the market and with new technologies continually emerging it can be difficult for people to be aware of options that are available and what the best choices for them may be,” said Gerri Clay, the CEO of ILC, in a release statement.

The app was designed by a talented team including people with disabilities, health professionals, coordinators, and digital design specialists. Equip Myself is free and is available on the App Store and Google Play online store now.

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