Ideas Factory

The Ideas Factory is an online community seeking to build credible evidence about how technology can enhance the lives of people with lifelong disability. This knowledge and information will come from sharing lived experience, practice-based evidence and research.

The types of technologies include assistive technologies and medical devices, software, processes as well as enabling environments that can assist people with their rehabilitation and to live well in the community. We are interested in off-the-shelf technology that is not yet fit for purpose, as well as the creation of bespoke technology to meet individual needs. 

Join our collaborative forum, where diverse people come together in a supportive and accepting community to increase awareness, knowledge and opportunities to be involved in the design, development and production of technology to meet the needs of people with disability.

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Jay H - Citizen Ambassador
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What are some home automation options that you find useful and would recommend for a person with limited mobility?

How easy is it to set-up and use etc.?


Posted on behalf of David, Advocate, Person living with disability

This topic was modified 2 years ago 3 times by Jay H - Citizen Ambassador
Topic starter Posted : 16/10/2020 3:55 pm
Jay H - Citizen Ambassador
Member Moderator

Hi David,

I found that for using voice control, the google home app and google mini speaker were pretty easy to set up and get used to. Mine is paired with a broadlink rm3 infrared blaster to control my a/c and tv, the broadlink rm3 is cheap but quite tedious and time consuming to set up, perhaps a logitec harmony hub would be a better option. Both should be claimable under NDIS too.

Topic starter Posted : 16/10/2020 3:56 pm

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