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In 2015, the NDIA released the NDIS Assistive Technology Strategy (Strategy) after consultation with people with disability and the sector.
The Strategy sets out our vision to build an empowering, sustainable and consistent approach to ensuring participants have choice in, and access to, individualised assistive technology solutions that enable and enhance their economic and community participation.
In the Strategy we identified 3 priorities that will help us achieve this vision:
- Support and stimulate a vibrant and innovative supply-side market.
- Support and stimulate active, informed participant-led demand.
- Deliver a financially robust, sustainable Scheme that generates economic and social value.
In 2020, we reviewed the Strategy and in consultation with participant focus groups, the Participant Reference Group and the Industry Reference Group, we further developed:
- our vision for improved assistive technology provision
- an action plan for 2021-23
- alignment with the NDIA’s Corporate Plan and the principles of the Participant Service Charter.
Our vision for improved assistive technology (AT) provision
Increased participant satisfaction through:
- informed participants optimising their use of AT to pursue home and living goals
- improved processes that reduce planning delays and reviews.
Improved Scheme sustainability through:
- effective, consistent supply and pricing
- reduced recurring costs
- ensuring the AT provided is working as it should and delivering good outcomes.
A dynamic and innovative market that delivers:
- customer focused AT information and services
- increased collaboration between AT innovators, providers and people with disability
- more actionable data insights.
AT action plan 2021-23
The AT action plan sets out the 6 key areas we will focus on to achieve our vision.