Last week, I introduced you to some of our Canadian Distributors. This week ,we’re going to take our imaginary jet plane all the way to the other side of the globe: Australia. In a land often portrayed as home to rugged cowboy-types, crocodiles, adventurers, and lost but likable fish, keep in mind that there are real people with real lives just like those of us in the US. Over half of Australians use the internet at work or school. About 70% have access to the internet in their home. That’s a lot of Aussies surfing the web. And with roughly half of seniors using the internet at home, there is certainly a need to assistive technologies in computer use. That’s where Chester Creek and our resellers come into the picture. (Stats from wikipedia)
Effective Ergonomics started out with one person, Natalie, a director and occupational therapist. Occupational therapists work with organizations and individuals to help people do what they need to do. They work on ergonomics and rehabilitation to get their clients back to work or to help them continue to work. Effective Ergonomics supplies everything an Occupational Therapist might need for his/her clients, but also offers products to individuals or companies that are looking to make their workplace more usable.
Spectronics, on the other end of the spectrum (haha) from Effective Ergonomics, is Australia and New Zealand’s largest supplier of assistive technology and software. It was founded in 1985, much like Effective Ergonomics – by an OT who had a hard time finding the products he needed. To solve this issue, he slipped into the role of a supplier, founding Spectronics. Their staff encompasses a wide array of professions and they work closesly with assistive-tech and special-ed professionals to offer a great selection of products.
NovitaTech works to help individuals and organizations find solutions to the challenges that differently-abled individuals face, both at work and at home. Like Spectronics, they maintain a staff with a wide variety of skills and work with professionals to continually adapt their product line for the consumer. The staff work closely with customers to get them the perfect fit in assistive technology. NovitaTech’s products range from computer accessories to wheelchairs and back again, with an easy to navigate website.