Choice and control: Assistive technology within Australia's new national disability insurance scheme

Author(s)

Layton, Natasha; Steel, Emily; De Jonge, Desleigh

Abstract

Government policy influences the individual and societal outcomes potentiated by assistive technology (AT) and related supports. Political theory suggests that concurrent problem recognition, potential policy solutions, and active political will, are necessary triggers for concerted government action. This has occurred in Australia, with the advent of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will revolutionize disability services and, it is hoped, deliver equity for Australians living with impairment. Analysis of the stakeholders and processes involved in developing an NDIS provides a useful case study for others seeking policy change.

Publication year

2013

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

Assistive Technology Research Series: Proceedings of the 12th biennial European conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE 2013, Vilamoura, Portugal, September 2013 / Pedro Encarnação, Luís Azevedo, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Alan Newell, Niels-Erik Mathiassen (eds.), Vol. 33, pp. 266-272

ISSN

1879-8071

Publisher

IOS Press

ISBN

9781614993032

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

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