TAD ACT - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Mon 18 Nov 2019
TAD ACT - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT is a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award at the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!


Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT (TAD ACT) has operated in Canberra for 40 years. TAD ACT started as a volunteer organisation and now has three paid, part-time staff and a team of 69 active, highly skilled volunteers, who donate their time and expertise to make their work possible.

TAD ACT’s core business is to design solutions and make customised assistive equipment, which is otherwise unavailable, to meet the needs of and assist people with disability or who are ageing.

The volunteers design and build a wide range of equipment for various aspects of living, from smaller projects such as customised cutlery right through to bespoke climbing equipment for a child with Down syndrome; cot and pram adaptations to accommodate a soon-to-be mum’s wheelchair; one-handed knitting aid; and one-handed walking frame bar.

The high quality and performance of any item which TAD ACT delivers is ensured by their volunteer engineer, who oversees the specifications, design, production and modification processes.