What’s a Peer?
Peers utilize their lived experience with assistive technology in their homes and community to promote an inclusive environment for all. The peer team facilitates connections between people with disabilities and relevant organizations in the community. By providing technical and community support, peers help peers overcome barriers and have an equal opportunity to maximize their independence.
If you’re interested in joining, Contact Ean
The peer network consists of people from diverse backgrounds who have had many one-of-a-kind experiences. Our insight and knowledge of the disability community is an invaluable asset for the organization and our members. Sharing this live experience is a core tenant of peer support and an essential building block in our thriving community.
Peer Team Lead / Innovation Strategist, Ean Price
International Day of People with Disabilities
Each year on December 3rd, the International Day of People with Disabilities, we recognise that people who live with disabilities are among the most affected populations amid the COVID pandemic.
According to the United nations – One billion persons with some form of disability can benefit from assistive technologies that can facilitate their social, economic and political engagement, including their participation in decision-making processes that affect their lives and ambitions. Here’s to a more inclusive accessible world.
An online co-facilitated workshop that provides an opportunity to share writing and to receive peer feedback, writing tips and guidance.
Provides education on Information technology (IT) and other devices which can be purchased off the shelf and set up at home to increase independence.
An exciting peer discussion group that meet regularly to explore common interests and ways to support one another.
Looking for ideas from our peers
Student teams are looking for project ideas from you to create a little more independence in your life. If you have a great idea fill out the form in the link below or send your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org
For people living with a disability to empower themselves their voices need to be heard. Technology for Living works hard to promote independence and improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities, and in order to improve we need to hear from you.
The Simon Cox Student Design Competition aims to promote a user-centred approach to assistive technology design. One goal of the project is to develop assistive technologies by placing the user at the centre of the conception process.
The best innovations start from a user need. The information you provide will inform the on-going adaptations of that technology to meet user needs
Think of something that will improve your daily home life and we will try to set you up with a team of students to design a solution to your problem. If there are not enough student teams at the Simon Cox Competition to deal with all the requests, the TIL Biomeds may move forward with your idea as part of the YES Project.
The future of inclusion, accessibility, empowerment, and efficiency includes you!
Please fill out the idea generation form.