Assistive technology is any device or system that allows you to do something that you wouldn’t be able to do without it (or can be used to increase the ease or safety of things that you do).
Anything that is considered to be “mainstream technology” that does not overcome a functional limitation. For example, a car is not assistive technology but modifications to a car could be.
The need for assistive technology is assessed by the NDIS on a case-by-case basis. It will be included if it is decided to be a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support that meets your needs and will help you to achieve your goals.
Examples of assistive technology include:
1. Communication Technology
2. Hearing technology
3. Vision equipment
4. Mobility products
5. Wheelchairs and related items
6. General assistive products
7. Rental and repairs of equipment