Your Christmas Appeal donation will help us to equip our clients for the independent life they choose to live.
At TADSA we strive to remove barriers to independence. We do this by providing customised assistive technology solutions for people who cannot find a commercial alternative to the barriers they face.
Through a workforce of technically skilled volunteer craftsmen and women, TADSA designs and builds fit-for-purpose equipment solutions. Working alongside the person’s allied health or care team who retain the expertise in clinical assessment and prescription of assistive technology, TADSA volunteers work in co-design to enable optimal outcomes to build individual capacity and independence. TADSA is independent of commercial suppliers of AT, and delivers open-source equipment designs, meaning our advice and expertise is impartial, and puts the person at the centre of all we do. Ultimately, we provide our clients with the gift of independence thereby supporting quality of life participation and inclusion – a means for them to navigate their way through each day as easily and simply as possible.
We talked with writer, motivational speaker, and mentor, Jacy Arthur, earlier this year and asked her why she seeks the help of TADSA Technical Volunteers. “I was born with cerebral palsy (CP). I face challenges to my independence, day in and day out. I am one of about 40,000 Australians living with CP. Do you know that one in every 500 babies is diagnosed with CP at birth?”
Known as the ‘queen of ideation’ Jacy says that through hard work and determination, anything and everything are possible when external barriers to access and mobility are overcome, and design is inclusive.
“I call on TADSA when no one else can help”.
Technology for Ageing and Disability SA (TADSA) has been in South Australia for over 44 years. It is a well-respected not-for-profit volunteer driven organisation specialising in bespoke Assistive Technology (AT) advice, design and delivery of custom solutions for people with disability and age-related challenges or problems.
In the nearly half a century which TADSA has worked with the disability community in South Australia, TADSA have established a unique service and connections which has an important role in the provision of services to assist people to live in their own homes and out of supported accommodation, thus lessening the burden on an already stretched health and human service sector.