Endless Possibilities for All
Assistive Technology Australia, partnering with the Telstra Foundation, expands
Everyone Connects into a national project called Everyone Connects Australia.
It was the successful result of our one year pilot project, which were delivered in metropolitan, regional and rural NSW in 2014-2015.
The pilot project demonstrated the need many young people with communication disabilities have to experiment with and learn about smart devices and specialised assistive technology for communication and for telecommunications, including use of social media.
We had an overwhelmingly positive response from participants during the pilot project. Many people were inspired to build their communication skills, try new apps, accessories and options to access devices, to use telecommunications to connect to the digital world.
From 2015 to 2017, in the phase 2 of the project, Assistive Technology Australia plans
to deliver programs in various formats as follows:
The team of Everyone Connects Australia will continue to help in increasing the knowledge of people with complex communication needs about available options by:
Consumer Mini-Expos are designed for people with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) and their families. The cost is FREE for people with CCN and one family member/ unpaid carer. Professionals (therapists, teachers, paid carers, nurses etc.) are welcome to attend at a cost of $35pp.
Individual sessions of equipment trial are provided Free to ECA (Everyone Connects) clients. Check local flyer for the list of equipment available for trial.
In-Depth Training is designed for therapists, paid carers, teachers and other professionals working with people with CCN. Cost is $185 pp and includes free entry to the local Consumer Mini-Expo.
Register to attend one of the Programs
(Expos, Individual Consultation)
If you would like to receive notifications about the
Everyone Connects project, programs and events,
please email: EveryoneConnects@at-aust.org
or call 02 9912 5814
2017 Consumer Mini-Expos
Wanneroo: 6 Feb (12:30-3:30pm) | download flyer
Mandurah: 16 Feb (12:30-3:30pm) | download flyer
Wagga Wagga: 6 March (10am-2pm) | download flyer
Coffs Harbour: 20 March (10am-2pm) | download flyer
In-Depth Training Programs
(9:30am - 4:30pm)
Past Programs (in 2016)
Blacktown: 26 April | download flyer
Orange: 15 August | download flyer
Brisbane: 12 September | download flyer
Ryde: 18 October | download flyer
Canberra: 7 November| download flyer
Newcastle: 21 November | download flyer
Darwin: 5 December | download flyer
Locations that the ECA Team has
covered since the project commenced:
NSW: Blacktown, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Orange, Ryde, Wollongong
NT: Darwin, Katherine
SA: Gilles Plains
TAS: Burnie, Launceston
VIC: Melbourne, Braybrook, Frankston, South Morang
WA: Perth, Bunbury, Northam
Positive feedback from participant:
Endless Possibilities... How the workshop influenced participants' experience with telecommunications devices
Assistive Technology Australia would like to thank
the Telstra Foundation. Their support enabled us to provide these Assistive Technology
Anyone who would like to try out equipment is welcome to make an appointment at AT Australia.
For further information, contact the Everyone Connects Australia Team:
Phone: 02 9912 5814
Assistive Technology Australia
(Independent Living Centre NSW)
Shop 4019 Westpoint Blacktown
17 Patrick Street
Level 4 (Rooftop)
Westpoint Shopping Centre Blacktown
Enter car park via express ramp at the Alpha St roundabout (Map)
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