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Assistive Technology Guide - Adjustable Desks

AT Guide
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For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Last updated: Nov 19 2021

Short Description

Appropriate desks are necessary for correct posture in the work and in the studying environment.

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Points to consider when buying a desk:
. length and width necessary for the tasks being carried out
. appropriate height for the user - sitting / standing
. possible need for height adjustability
. can user operate height adjustment mechanism
. resistance to scratching and staining
. stability
. need for mobility ( on castors or glides )
. need for portability
. need for storage space
. need for modular system incorporating drawers and shelves etc.

Available features:
. anti glare surface
. manual, gas assist or electric height adjustment
. in built footrest
. mobile drawer units
. trestle base
. angled work surface
. modesty panel (at front of free-standing desk - to screen legs)
. turntables set within the desk to allow easy moving of equipment such as typewriters, file trays and books
. slip resistant surface
. U-shaped base for wheelchair access

For further information contact one of the listed suppliers.

These are general suggestions - if you have considerable difficulty solving your problem, consult an occupational therapist or make an
appointment with the ILC.



Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see

Many of the items on the Assistive Technology Australia website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit

When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.


Assistive Technology Australia (prev Independent Living Centre NSW)
NSW Australia
Sales: 02 9912 5800
Contact Person: AT Australia Infoline Team
Toll Free: 1300 452 679


Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.