Your stories

Your stories

A lack of access to AT can have a severe impact on an individual’s ability to go about their day. Find out from Australians about how an unequal access to AT affects their lives. 

A lack of access to AT can have a severe impact on an individual’s ability to go about their day. Find out from Australians about how an unequal access to AT affects their lives. 

Lauren Henley speaks to a journalist at the COTA Victoria office. A tv camera is visible in the foreground.

Do you have a story to tell?

If you need Assistive Technology and are not covered by the NDIS, we want to hear from you. Your story will help convince people of the needs for a national assistive technology program. Fill out the form, or email us with a picture and your contact details, including phone number and email address. 

  • What assistive technology do you currently use or need? How would it make your life easier?
    For example, a mobility aid like a wheelchair, a prosthetic aid, specialised software for your computer or home modifications.
  • Do you already have the AT you need, or are you still waiting? How long have you waited?
  • Was it easy to find funding information or advice about AT?
  • How much did you or will you pay towards the total cost of your equipment?
  • Did you have to go without other services (like attendant care support or home maintenance) to pay for the equipment you need? If so, what was that like?
  • How has this journey affected you and the people around you?
  • Which programs have you accessed for AT funding? Do you have any feedback about these?
  • Do you have any other comments?

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