Source:  https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/assistive-technology-explained

AT ranges from the simple to the complex. You may need the help of an AT assessor to determine the right AT solution for your needs.

We use 2 product risk categories (‘low’ and ‘higher’) to assess the complexity of your AT needs. 

  • Low risk AT products are:
    • unlikely to cause harm in day-to-day life
    • available for trial and / or can be purchased in retail stores
    • easy to set up and safely use without professional advice.
  • Higher risk AT products may be one or all of the following:
    • complex, such as a power wheelchair
    • known to have caused harm
    • used for a restrictive practice
    • require professional advice, setup or training for safe use.