Assistive technology

assistive-tech1What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive technology is any service or tool that helps the elderly or disabled do the activities they have always done but must now do differently.These tools are also sometimes called "adaptive devices."

Assistive technology can be Lamps, Optical Magnifiers, Handheld Electronic Magnifiers, Desktop Electronic Magnifiers, Magnification with Speech, Stand Alone Scanners/Readers, Computer Connectable Solutions, Low Vision Software Solutions, Blindness Solutions.

At Kiama Library, we have a Quantum Clearview + Digital Magnifier for the visually impaired free to use. Ask our friendly library staff for assistance!

As each person’s needs are different, we have provided a list of websites that can assist in researching what specials needs you have. The list below is not comprehensive and further research may be required to ensure the special needs of the user are met.


Further Information can be obtained from:



Vision Australia

To support people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.



 Quantum (Reading, Learning, Vision)

Quantum has been providing products and services to people with a print disability (low vision, blindness or a learning difficulty). - have a comprehensive catalogue of devices (pdf) to assist in reading.


 Media Access Australia


Media Access Australia is Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with a disability.





Designed to help young people in Victoria with their vocations, the assistive technology section is very informative for all ages.