Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will spend $1 billion a year on assistive technology when it is fully operational, a national conference has been told.
National Disability Insurance Agency Chairman, Bruce Bonyhady, opened the conference and spoke about how technology had a leading role in the NDIS.
“It’s exciting because technological advancements, digital disruption and innovation are already transforming the lives of people with disability and creating a world with unlimited possibilities and opportunities,” Bonyhady said.
“And it’s exciting because the NDIS is a platform for innovation.
“The NDIS itself is in part a product of technology, because the organisers of the Every Australian Counts campaign used technology brilliantly to build, motivate and mobilise a supporter base of more than 150,000 people.”
Source: Pro Bono news