18 July Innovative boost for students with disability in remote Queensland July 18, 2018 By Kris Murphy ECIA News, General 0 As part of the Queensland governments Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Mediasphere and NeoRehab have been awarded funding to develop interactive educational services. Last week the QLD state government has announced that it will fund two companies to help service students living with disability in remote parts of Queensland. As part of the Queensland governments Advance Queensland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Mediasphere and NeoRehab have been awarded funding to develop interactive educational services. Mediasphere’s Powerhouse Connected Living Community allows teachers, therapists and students to interact seamlessly through advanced compression technologies that overcome limited bandwidth issues, which often affect regional areas. NeoRehab’s EHab system provides outcomes comparable to face-to-face consultation for patients. Education Minister Grace Grace said that the Queensland government needs to continue to engage in delivering accessible means of education for students living with disability in regional areas of the state. “We are committed to providing all Queensland students with world-class education opportunities,” Ms Grace said. “It’s really pleasing to see two local companies using cutting-edge technologies to enhance the educational experiences of students with a disability in regional areas.” Full details of the announcement can be found on the Queensland government’s website. Related Funding boost for inclusion in remote Australia. Monash University seeks fathers of children living with disability to assist their research More support for people with disability in NT The Turnbull Government will provide $14.8 million to fund Local Area Coordination (LAC) services and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Darwin, Litchfield and Palmerston government areas. The NDIS is expected to support more than 6,500 people in the Northern Territory and about 460,000 people nationally when it is fully implemented in 2020. The Scheme is also expected to boost the Northern Territory economy by $160 million, and create up to 1,325 new jobs in disability services in the Territory. Victorian Government seeks feedback on disability advocacy plan BUSHKids open three new ECEI centres in Central Queensland Tasmanian Premier seeks members for Disability Advisory Council Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.