Communication & Assistive Technology

Enhancing your lifestyle and communication ability by providing you with information about communication and assistive technology.

We can support you to use the latest technology to communicate, enjoy life, further empowering you to live the life you choose.

Yooralla's Communication & Assistive Technology team provide services that enhance your lifestyle and communication ability, by providing you information about and access to assistive technologies and equipment.

Assistive technologies can include specialised devices and mainstream tablets, smart phones, and apps for communication, education and work.

Specialist functions

ComTEC

Yooralla's ComTEC therapists provide consultations in the community and on site to provide specialist information, advice and training on assistive and communication technologies such as speech generating devices, switch access, software to support literacy, computer access and environmental controls. We also have an electronic equipment library providing short-term loans of communication and access equipment.

Learn more about ComTEC.

Electronic Communication Devices Scheme

The Electronic Communication Devices Scheme (ECDS) is a state-wide service supporting people who have no speech or speech that is difficult to understand, to buy speech generating devices and software.

Learn more about the Electronic Communication Devices Scheme (ECDS).

ComTEC Equipment Library

Yooralla's ComTEC Equipment Library provides short-term loan of speech generating devices and computer access equipment for children and adults with disability throughout Victoria.  Items include:

  • Speech generating devices
  • Peripherals such as switches, joysticks and mice
  • Switch adapted toys
  • iPads
  • Laptops and software

Learn more about the ComTEC Equipment Library.

Resources

 

Download: Communication Technology referral form (PDF, 512kb) 525kb Yooralla-ComTEC-Referral-Form-March-2019.pdf

 

Download: ComTEC Equipment Library Hire and Training Request Form (Word, 137KB) 133kb ComTEC-Equipment-Library-Hire-and-Training-Request_1912.docx

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