The evidence you need for your assistive technology depends on the item’s risk level.
You need written advice before you buy or rent higher risk assistive technology. Check out What do we mean by advice or an assessment?
There may be some situations where you don’t need to get written advice for higher risk assistive technology.
For example, if you are replacing something you have used a lot before.
We’ll talk with you to understand your situation.
We want to make sure you know how to use your assistive technology safely and you understand any risks.
The evidence we need to make decisions about including assistive technology in your plan depends on if it is low, mid or high cost. Check out How can you get assistive technology in your plan?
|Risk level||Broad description||Examples (non exclusive)|
|Low risk assistive technology products||
Products you or your family can choose, that need very little advice or setup support from assistive technology advisors to use them safely.
There’s a low risk of causing harm when used in day to day life.
|Higher risk assistive technology products||
All higher risk assistive technology products will generally need advice from an assistive technology advisor or assistive technology assessor to confirm the right item selection and the best outcomes.