In The Media | 15 June 2016

High cost of living with a disability

Mobility aids and other assistive technology is critical to the lives of Australians with a disability – but are we paying more for it than people overseas?

Some Australians with disabilities believe they’re paying more than consumers overseas for mobility aids such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other assistive technology.

On the other hand, there are some people in the sector who argue that local prices for AT are fair, and that complex equipment requires intensive customisation and servicing on the ground.

What most do agree on, though, is that the current rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will change the landscape when it comes to how Australians with a disability decide to buy the products and services that are best for them.

Source: Choice