In 2019 we helped a father whose daughter was recommended an iPad through the NDIS. The iPad was approved, but they couldn’t buy it from any of the usual retail outlets – they had to buy it from a registered provider in the NDIS system. We helped him and thus our brokerage service was born.
Without any promotion on our part, the service has grown rapidly, especially through the Covid-19 period. We have supplied iPads and low-cost computers to hundreds of people in the NDIS s
People often ask how Ability has coped with Covid-19. As with most organisations, there have been changes in the way we have had to go about our work. As a small organisation, it has been easier in some ways to make these changes and adapt to the new context. For example, we were able to move into Zoom assessments very quickly, especially in view of our previous research in this area.
We have also been fortunate in the sense that disability funding is comparatively secure an
Some times it can be helpful to shrink the on-screen keyboard on an iPad, making it easier to use with one hand, then you can change it back to full size.
We have found it useful for people with visual neglect (to left or right), as the reduced size keyboard can be positioned at different points on the screen. It can be useful also for people who type with one thumb. It is easy to set up here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT210758