A step forward for students with disabilities in rural, remote areas
THE Queensland Government will fund two innovative companies to develop and test technology to support students with a disability who are living in rural and remote locations.
Innovation Minister Kate Jones said the two companies, Mediasphere based in Southport and Neo-Rehab based in Brisbane, had been awarded funding under the Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research Program to develop interactive educational services.
“We’re backing innovators in Queensland to achieve great things because this is an important part of our strategy to create jobs and diversify our economy in the future,” she said.
“This government is also committed to providing Queenslanders with a world-class education, no matter their background.
“That’s what makes this announcement so special.
“Through this SBIR challenge, Neo-Rehab will extend the capability of e-HAB to allow the Department of Education to provide therapy and learning support in remote locations.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said the government was committed to providing regional students with disabilities access the technology they need to engage in high-quality learning opportunities.
“It’s really pleasing to see two local companies using cutting-edge technologies to enhance the educational experiences of students with a disability in regional areas,” she said.