ATSA Expos 2018: Call for papers

ATSA is taking submissions for the Independent Living Expos in Melbourne and Perth in 2018. Presentations are part of the comprehensive conference program with sessions that will cover the latest technologies, research, product development and issues relating to the disability and rehabilitation sectors.  The most successful presentations are those that focus on case studies as […]

PRODUCT RECALL: Freedom Healthcare Quad walkers

Freedom Healthcare, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling two models from its Quad walkers range.  The affected model numbers, BRO209 (pictured) and BRO199 have the potential for injury as a result of breakage. It has been reported that in some instances the right front wheel of walkers from these batches has worked loose, or broken away from the […]

Parallel Parks – a Virtual reality for people with disability

Parallel Parks, Australia’s first Virtual reality (VR) project went live in Martin Place Sydney recently. The project will enable people with disability and those with mobility issues, to access previously inaccessible parts of our national parks including the Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island, the Murray River and Uluru. An initiative of social enterprise New Horizons […]

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New $10 banknote now in circulation

The new $10 banknote has been launched and includes a tactile feature to assist the vision-impaired.  As well as being more secure, the new design retains images of Dame Mary Gilmore and Banjo Patterson, is the same size and uses the same colour palette as the existing $10 banknote. Security against counterfeiting features on the […]

TAFE Expo pulls in the Sunshine Coast crowd

The annual TAFE Disability and Lifestyle Expo is getting more popular each year. Held recently at Mooloolaba TAFE on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the expo has been an important event for 18 years and a key date on the local calendar. This year over 800 people attended, including stall holders, service providers, students and […]

Battle lines drawn as Nationals push for changes to MMDs

The National Party annual conference has passed a motion calling for tougher regulations on MMDs. It wants the Federal Government to introduce uniform Australian design rules and standards for mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs that would limit the weight of these scooters to less than 150kg, including batteries and accessories, and restrict them […]