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 daily living environments.

  • Non-slip bathmat
  • Knives, forks or other eating utensils
  • Large print labels
  • Shower stool or chair
  • Handrails
  • Portable ramps
  • Mainstream computer technology
Higher risk assistive technology products

All higher risk assistive technology products will generally need advice from an assistive technology advisor or assistive technology assessor for the right item selection and good outcomes.

Items regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia are considered higher risk. We also rely on information from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

  • Bedsticks and other transfer aids
  • Items that potentially restrict voluntary movement (including bed rails/covers, weighted blankets)
  • Powered devices for magnification, hearing etc.
  • Mobility and postural support or correction devices
  • Motor vehicle adaptions
  • Pressure care devices
  • Beds adjustable while occupied
  • Prosthetics; orthotics
  • Devices to support breathing
This page current as of
28 February 2022
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