Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Support Continuity during coronavirus (COVID-19)
N.B: This is a time-limited policy currently in place until 28 February 2021
Due to physical / social distancing the NDIS has heard about innovative ways providers including Allied Health professionals are continuing to deliver services to participants – some of these are online.
As such, the NDIS is allowing, for a limited-time, for NDIS Participant the ability to acquire Laptops for specific purposes.
If you're a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), Occupational Therapist (OT), Plan Manager, NDIS Participant or a Family / Friend of an NDIS Participant then please contact us right away to see how we can assist you today.
We will assist you to navigate your way through the NDIS to acquire a Laptop.
I'm An NDIS Participant And Require A Laptop.
Regardless of whether you are Self, Plan or Agency Managed, Hear for Less has sourced and provided hundreds of laptops to those who require them for either Tele-Audiology or Telehealth purposes.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible?
Laptops are not for everybody, so first you must be an NDIS Participant.
Next, you will need to work with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC), who will assist you to create a plan through the NDIS subject to your individual circumstances.
What Category Do Laptops Fall Under In The NDIS?
Laptops fall under the category of Assistive Technology.
Assistive Technology (AT) provides the support a person with a disability might use to reach their potential at home, in the community and the workplace within reason.
The process you will follow to access AT in your NDIS plan will depend on:
- Your specific AT needs
- How complex your AT needs are
- How you manage your AT budget.
Are There Limitations?
Yes, the NDIS has set about certain restrictions in order for NDIS Participants to achieve their basic goals. i.e Laptops are not meant to be purchased for the likes of gaming, watching movies and so on.
In the case of computer tablets or iPads for telehealth and care or participating in online video classes, advice from AT specialists is that most NDIS participants will not need more than a standard tablet, which costs no more than $600.
This budget can be stretched up to $750, however, must include a details letter from a health professional as the increased requirement.
Any additional accessories or increased prices must be covered for by the NDIS Participants. Any money's over and above are 'self-funded' and payable directly to Hear for Less
Any additional accessories or increased prices must be covered for by the NDIS Participants
Contact us today and we will assist you to navigate your way through the NDIS to acquire a Laptop.