The ATSA Independent Living Expo lands in Brisbane this week at a new venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The expo features a jam-packed schedule of Australian and international speakers across two days, from Wednesday 29 to Thursday 30 May. Presentations focus on assistive technology, including mobility, adaptive fashion, rehabilitation, travel and more.

The Brisbane event will feature a Sports Zone, with demonstrations and have-a-go sessions for adaptive skate, AFL, bowls, extreme sports, ice hockey, pickle ball and wheelchair basketball led by exhibitors.

In a special event on the final day of the expo, the Centre for Universal Design Australia will present a symposium on ‘Connecting People and Places with Universal Design: Queensland Leading the Way’. The half-day event will look to develop recommendations for raising the presence and profile of universal design and inclusion following the upcoming Brisbane Olympic Games. The event is already at capacity and is expected to be a hit.

ATSA Independent Living Expos – now in their 25th year – are Australia’s foremost events for people with disability, seniors, carers and allied health professionals, featuring solutions in mobility, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation and travel, modified motor vehicles and more. The Brisbane Expo is free to attend, and food and drinks are available at the on-site café. The Centre features onsite parking.

Booking a seat in education sessions is recommended to ensure your spot. Book ahead online at

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