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Ablequest is a series of 15 minute programs which examines developments in assistive technology and initiatives for those people living with a wide range of disabilities. Presented by Barbara Sullivan, Marni Roper and Elaine Wziontek. Ablequest is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Ablequest is a series of 15 minute programs which examines developments in assistive technology and initiatives for those people living with a wide range of disabilities. Presented by Barbara Sullivan, Marni Roper and Elaine Wziontek. Ablequest is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Location:

Australia

Description:

Ablequest is a series of 15 minute programs which examines developments in assistive technology and initiatives for those people living with a wide range of disabilities. Presented by Barbara Sullivan, Marni Roper and Elaine Wziontek. Ablequest is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Language:

English

Contact:

0295188811


Episodes

David Sexton - WeFlex

8/12/2022
Having easy and convenient access to fitness services can be difficult for people with disabilities. WeFlex provides the solution by connecting those people with appropriately skilled trainers and facilities nearby. CEO David Sexton tells the WeFlex story and talks about its rapid success. You can find out more at https://weflex.com.au/ Original broadcast date: 12.08.22

Duration:00:14:23

Kathryn Carey - Sydney Disability Expo

7/29/2022
Impact Institute organises many successful Disability Expos, including the Sydney Disability Expo to be held on 5th and 6th August at Homebush. Kathryn Carey, Head of Events at Impact Institute, talks about what to expect when you visit one of their expos and how accessibility plays a big part in their planning. Original broadcast date: 29.07.22

Duration:00:14:36

Louisa Graham - Disability Leadership Program

7/15/2022
Louisa Graham, CEO of Australian Scholarships Foundation, talks about the Disability Leadership Program, offered through a partnership with Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Network on Disability. Applications for 200 fully funded scholarships to the program are open until 24 July. You can find out more at https://scholarships.org.au/scholarship/dlpscholarship2022/ Original broadcast date: 15.07.22

Duration:00:14:28

Emma Lawrence and Matt Haanappel - AUSTSWIM

7/1/2022
Two passionate swimmers Emma Lawrence and Matt Haanappel, OAM, talk about the AUSTSWIM program and the removing barriers initiative so more people of all abilities can enjoy swimming safely. Original air date: 01.07.22

Duration:00:14:27

Pauline Donald - Mobility Me

6/17/2022
Pauline Donald discusses her online retail business Mobility Me and the range of innovative, low-tech assistive devices which can help with everyday challenges. Original air date: 17.06.22

Duration:00:14:33

Paul Apostolis - mCare Digital Watch

6/2/2022
Paul Apostolis of mCare Digital tells Elaine Wziontek about the mCare Watch. This watch was nominated as a finalist in the recent Australian Disability Service Awards. Originally broadcast on: 03.06.22

Duration:00:14:23

Meg Morris - Parkinson’s Disease

5/20/2022
Physiotherapist Professor Meg Morris from La Trobe University and Healthscope is a global leader in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. She discusses the enormous benefits of complementary therapies for people living with Parkinson's, such as dance, singing and boxing. Originally broadcast on 20.5.22

Duration:00:14:38

ReaderPen by Scanning Pens

5/6/2022
David Campbell, manager of Scanning Pens in New South Wales, discusses their ReaderPen product, which scans over printed text and reads it out loud. This pocket-sized tool won Australia's Best Assistive Technology Product of the Year at the Australian Disability Services Awards 2021.

Duration:00:13:48

Innovo Prosthetics, Part 2

4/22/2022
This is the second episode of a 2-part interview with Cameron Ward, Director and Senior Prosthetist at Innovo Prosthetics. We congratulate Innovo Prosthetics on being awarded Best New Business in the Australian Disability Services Awards on April 5.

Duration:00:13:32

Innovo Prosthetics, Part 1

4/8/2022
Cameron Ward, Director and Senior Prosthetist at Innovo Prosthetics, joins Barbara Sullivan to discuss the exciting advances in prosthetics technology which allow people with upper and lower limb loss to lead more active and independent lives.

Duration:00:13:41

PolySpine

3/25/2022
In this program we highlight PolySpine, a special type of mobility equipment currently being tested which may assist people living with cerebral palsy and motor neurone disease. Elaine Wziontek speaks with two guests, PolySpine's co-founder Clint Saban and occupational therapist Liz Nade. Learn more at https://polyspine.com/

Duration:00:14:13

World Glaucoma Week Special: Dr. Jennifer Fan Gaskin of CERA

3/10/2022
To highlight World Glaucoma Week (March 6 to 12), Barbara Sullivan talks with Dr. Jennifer Fan Gaskin, clinician-scientist glaucoma specialist with the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Dr. Fan Gaskin discusses CERA's role in global eye research and the many glaucoma projects being undertaken at the Centre.

Duration:00:13:07

Professor Jim Patrick, Cochlear Implants

2/27/2022
Professor Jim Patrick is a world authority on cochlear implants and one of its original engineers. Elaine Wziontek interviewed Professor Patrick and asked him about his Cochlear journey, explain how implants work and how they benefit so many thousands of people, including very young children.

Duration:00:14:27

Accessible Beaches Australia

2/10/2022
Enjoying the beach is an important part of the Australian way of life. Marni Roper explores how accessible Australian beaches are to people with limited mobility and what is being done to improve access, in this discussion with Shane Hryhorec, Chair of Accessible Beaches Australia.

Duration:00:14:35

Art Therapy with Nicola Slack

1/13/2022
Nicola Slack is a qualified art therapist and registered NDIS provider. Her experience includes teaching, working in film and TV, and hospitals. She discusses how art therapy helps heal the mind and spirit.

Duration:00:14:12

Adaptive Clothing and Flex-A-Tee

12/16/2021
Elaine Wziontek speaks to Anne Marie Jonas, who designs adaptive clothing to help people with various disabilities dress with dignity. Learn more about Flex-A-Tee at https://www.flexatee.com/.

Duration:00:13:55

Katie Brookes

12/2/2021
Katie Brookes has a severe visual impairment and lives with a rare genetic bone condition. She is a radio production volunteer with 2RPH and an overnight producer with ABC Radio. She talked to Elaine Wziontek about how technology can be easily adapted to magnify print for research and work in the media.

Duration:00:14:15

2021 Tech Update with David Woodbridge

11/18/2021
David Woodbridge, Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia and regular guest on Ablequest, joins Barbara Sullivan to discuss the latest in accessibility features on Apple devices. He also talks about After Shockz, the bone conduction headphones, and Versa Slate, the paperless Braille slate.

Duration:00:14:22

Tim Matthews, Paralympic Medallist

11/5/2021
Following the success of the 2020 Paralympics we thought we would find out more about the history of the Games and the possibilities open to athletes with a disability. Marni Roper spoke to Tim Matthews, a five-time Paralympic medallist who now runs the pathway and opportunity programs at Paralympics Australia.

Duration:00:14:14

Dean Fawcett - Robotics

10/22/2021
Children living with autism often find it difficult to communicate and understand non-verbal cues. Most love computer games which may lead to future careers. Elaine Wziontek spoke to Dean Fawcett, a final year engineering student who is part of a project team developing robotic technology and interactive games to help children on the autism spectrum. Original broadcast date: 22.10.21

Duration:00:13:55