App set to help peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity

Western Times - - NEWS -

THE Charleville Western Ar­eas Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der Com­mu­nity Health has been suc­cess­ful in its bid to de­velop a web-based au­dio-vis­ual app to help peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity in south­west Queens­land.

CWAATSICH chief ex­ec­u­tive Sh­eryl Law­ton wel­comed news of the Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­surance Agency – In­for­ma­tion, Link­ages and Ca­pac­ity Re­mote Grant and the in­vest­ment of $750,000 over two years to­wards the project.

“I am ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity to utilise mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and im­ple­ment place based so­lu­tions to meet the needs of peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity in south­west Queens­land,” Ms Law­ton said.

The project is fo­cused on cre­at­ing con­nec­tions between peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, their com­mu­ni­ties and lo­cal ser­vice providers through the de­vel­op­ment of an NDIS user-friendly, cul­tur­ally ap­pro­pri­ate an­i­ma­tion au­dio-vis­ual web-based app.

The app seeks to op­ti­mise the so­cial and eco­nomic in­de­pen­dence and full par­tic­i­pa­tion of peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity, par­tic­u­larly Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple in south­west Queens­land.

The project will also in­clude three project com­mit­tees: Con­sumer and key stake­holder com­mit­tee; tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee; and project gover­nance com­mit­tee.

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