Crowds from around Queensland and further afield flocked to last week’s Brisbane ATSA Independent Living Expo to hear about all things accessibility and assistive technology.

The Brisbane edition of the event brought together over 100 exhibitors for two days of product demonstrations, discussions and presentations for the hundreds of therapists, families and carers to walk through the doors. Visitors were also able to hear from leading experts in the expo’s seminar program, on topics like comfort in wheelchairs, the latest in car seat safety, and how to navigate the NDIS.

Attendees told Link they appreciated the knowledge on show, and the new ideas that exhibitors provided them with to take back to their clients and practices.

A session with Dr Lloyd Walker, Director of Assistive Technology, Markets and Innovation at the National Disability Insurance Agency, drew an eager crowd.

Another highlight of the two-day event was a catwalk show of accessible fashion, with outfits modelled by people with disability.

Elsewhere in the building, a Sports Zone offered the chance to try out a number of accessible sports, including wheelchair hockey and pickleball. Athletes were on hand to provide pointers, and the spot proved popular with visitors over the course of the expo.

The expo was capped off by a gala dinner and awards event, where the winners of the ATSA Awards were announced. Eleven award winners were celebrated over the night.

Keep an eye on the August edition of Link Magazine for a full wrap-up of the expo – including a picture gallery! For a full list of winners, visit the ATSA Independent Living Expo Facebook page. For more information about ATSA Independent Living Expos, visit the ATSA website.

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