Peer Support

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.

What’s a Peer?

A peer is any person going through like-minded circumstances to yours. Some of the ways we support one another are:

  • Listening to each other’s concerns
  • Sharing information with each other and with Technology for Living
  • Understanding everyone is unique
  • Respecting everyone’s opinions
  • Attending events to support each other socially and emotionally

If you’re interested in joining, Contact Ean

We’re a diverse group of members, some of whom know what it’s like to live with a ventilator, transition from an institution to the community, and live with a disability.

As the Innovation Strategist at Technology for Living, Ean Price is suggesting: “If you have the opportunity to share your experiences with other people, please do so! It’s empowering for everyone involved.”

Innovation Strategist, Ean Price

Peers on Pages

An online co-facilitated workshop that provides an opportunity to share writing and to receive peer feedback, writing tips and guidance.

We Talk Tech Seniors Program

Provides education on Information technology (IT) and other devices which can be purchased off the shelf and set up at home to increase independence.

Pathways to 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 mail@simoncoxcompetition.com

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.

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