Brought to you by the Australian Association of Gerontology(AAG) in partnership with the University of Adelaide, the Eastern Collaborative Project, COTA and supported by Helping Hand.
You are invited to attend this most informative seminar presented by visiting international speaker Professor Anthea Tinker.
- When: 28 May 2013
- Time: 3 till 5pm followed by refreshments
- Where: Helping Hand Chapel Room, Cnr Fosters Road and East Parkway, NORTHGATE 5085
Free for AAG Members
$30 for Non-Members
$10 for Students/Concession Non-Members
Led by the Institute for Gerontology at King’s College London, the large Grandparenting in Europe study highlights an emerging childcare crisis particularly in the UK, as grandparents pick up childcare duties whilst parents work. Yet the pressure on grandparents to stay in work themselves as the pension age rises beyond 65, coupled with patchy and expensive formal childcare means more working parents will be unable to make work pay says Grandparents Plus.
Professor Anthea Tinker will present findings from this international study which has striking similarities with the social and political fabric of Australia. This is an important presentation for all grandparents and service providers, and will suggest ways we can offer support and services to this growing group of informal carers.
Professor Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College, London, UK
Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988. She has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD. She has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of social policy specialising in gerontology. She is the author or co-author of 32 books and over 300 articles and book chapters.
She was awarded the CBE in 2000 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was one of the ‘Women of the Year’ in 2002. She was elected a fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008 and awarded the Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.
Registration is available in a number of ways via the AAG webpage. Click here to visit the page and register.
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Training and Evaluation for Change (TEC)
Towards a Better Life
An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework
with regard to people who are marginalised
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Interested in learning about the theory of Social Role Valorisation?
The workshop examines how the acquisition of valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that people with a devalued status will get a better life. The core themes and principles of SRV will be explored through presentations, exercises and discussion.
The two-day workshop is designed to assist participants to:
Understand social devaluation and the impact and consequences for people with disabilities, aged people and other marginalised groups;
Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation;
Gain clarity of personal values in regard to issues of devaluation and one’s personal service to people who are devalued; and
Strengthen, support and confirm one’s commitment, stand and purpose to individuals who are wounded by devaluation.
Who is this workshop for?
“Towards a Better Life” is designed for participants from a range of Government, non-Government and community or consumer sectors (disability, aged care, mental health, etc). This will include support workers, coordinators, managers, members of management committees, family members, people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, aged people and advocates.
Participants should be people who are looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
Why this workshop is a good underpinning for person centred work and self direction/consumer directed care.
While these approaches have many positive features, their application will be enriched if they are underpinned by a consciousness-raising, values-engaging empirical theory such as SRV. In the absence of a solid theoretical and practice framework, the danger is that these approaches will be superficially adopted, leading to more struggles in the pursuit of better lives for vulnerable individuals.
Jane Sherwin is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. She is a member of the Australian & New Zealand SRV Group. Based as a consultant in Queensland, Jane has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities and older people since the late 1970s, in government and community services as an occupational therapist, manager, lecturer, and organisational change manager. She now works as a teacher, mentor, evaluator, co-creator of better lives and writer.
Other guest presenters will co-present with Jane.
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
(includes morning and afternoon tea & lunch)
$295 full fee registration (GST exempt)
$130 for people with a disability, older people and parents (if not supported by an organisation to attend) and full-time students. (GST exempt)
Somerton Surf Life Saving Club
Crn Repton Road & the Esplanade
Event Organiser: Jayne.Barrett@clp-sa.org.au
0408 550 123
Here is a link to the flyer, with the registration form.
MIFSA Respite Programs is very excited to announce that they are hosting a Carers Pamper Day in the North. Please see invitation attached for more detail.
Please distribute to your networks and contact Stephanie Papps or Rima Chahoud on (08) 8378 4100 to register your interest.
Spaces are limited so please ensure you RSVP as soon as possible to secure your attendance to this event.
Many of you use, or have access to, ipads and iphones. This little fact sheet gives you an introduction to some of the accessibility features that could assist you, or someone you care for, who is living with a disability.
Accessibility Features of iPhones & iPads
While the use of apps is a very individualised choice, there are a number of key accessibility features built into the iPhone and iPad devices, including
- Voice Over
- Large Text
- Invert Colours
- Speak Selection
- Speak Auto-text
- Mono Audio
- Guided Access
- Assistive Touch
- Home Click
- Multitasking Gestures
- Widescreen Keyboards
- Closed Captioning
Tap Settings icon then scroll down to General – double tap then double tap Accessibility. The screen will come up with a list of accessibility features grouped under disability categories – Vision, Hearing, Learning and Physical & Motor.
Voice Over…speaks items on the screen.
- Press Home
- Slide to unlock
- Tap Settings
- Tap General
- Scroll down the right side of the screen to Accessibility…Tap Accessibility
- 6. Tap VoiceOver
- Tap “Off” next to VoiceOver to turn “On”
Once the VoiceOver feature is turned on, you must use the following instructions to use the iPad:
- Tap once to select an item
- Double-tap to activate the selected item
- Swipe three fingers to scroll
You select an item on the screen by tapping it once. It will identify what function the selected item has.
Tapping it twice will then activate the function. To turn off the function double click on the home button
to reveal the Settings icon. Tap Settings; tap General and double tap VoiceOver ‘On’ button to turn it ‘Off’.
Speak Hints activates a prompt to tell you what the item is and an instruction of how to use it.
- Tap “Off” next to Speak Hints to turn “On”
- To turn off feature tap Speak Hints once to select, then double tap “On” button to turn “Off”
Speaking Rate can be adjusted by sliding the button back and forth along the bar.
There are a number of additional connectivity features available for accessibility tools such as
Braille Bluetooth Keyboard
Zoom…magnifies the whole screen.
1. Tap “Off” button next to Zoom to turn it “On”
Once the Zoom feature is turned on, you must use the following instructions to use the iPad:
- Double-tap three fingers to zoom
- Drag three fingers to move around the screen
- Double-tap three fingers and drag to change zoom
Large Text…allows you to adjust the text size.
- Tap on Large Text
- Tap on the text size required
- Press Home (button)
Invert Colours…enhances readability by altering background/text colours.
- Tap “Off” button next to Invert Colours to turn it “On”
Speak Selection…allows a speak button to pop up on screen when selecting text to allow for requesting items to be spoken aloud
- Tap “Off” button next to Speak Selection to turn it “On”
A number of additional features will now appear:
- Dialects – allows you to select a range of core languages & dialects for Speak Selection
- Speaking Rate – allows you to adjust the speaking rate by sliding the button along the bar
- Highlight Words – allows for text to be highlighted as words are spoken
v This feature can also be used to read iBooks
When you open a screen, select the text you wish to have read to you. A tool bar will then appear at the top of the screen and a speak button will be available. Tap this button to activate the Speak Selection.
Speak Auto-text…automatically speaks auto-corrections and auto-capitalisations
1. Tap “Off” button next to Speak Auto-text to turn it “On”
Mono Audio…allows you to adjust the audio volume between left and right channels
- Tap “Off” button next to Mono Audio to turn it “On”
- Then adjust the L or R volume by sliding the button back and forth along the bar
Guided Access…keeps the iPad in a single app, and allows you to control which features are available without passcode activation.
- Tap “Off” button next to Mono Audio to turn it “On”.
- 2. Tap Set Passcode
- To start using Guided Access in a program/app, triple click the Home button
- Passcode access will then be required to access any other programs
You can also Enable Screen Sleep…to allow the screen to dim after a period of inactivity. Pressing the Sleep/Wake button will put the screen to sleep immediately.
Assistive Touch…allows you to use your iPad if you have difficulty touching the screen or if you require an adaptive accessory for example a unique gesture or a touch pad.
- Tap “Off” button next to Assistive Touch to turn it “On”.
- On the top of your regular screens will be a Circle icon tap this to reveal soft touch shortcuts
You can also create a customised Gesture. Once Assistive Touch has been turned on the Custom
Feature bar appears.
1. Tap Create New Gestures
2. Touch the screen to record a Custom Gesture
3. Tap the Save button in the top right hand corner of the screen
4. The unique gesture will now be recognised as a command gesture
Home Click Speed…allows you to adjust the speed to activate double and triple click of the Home button
- Tap Home Click Speed
- Tap on required speed
Triple Click Home…allows you to select triple click of the home button to activate the VoiceOver, Invert Colours, Zoom and AssistiveTouch features.
Other setting adjustments that increase Accessibility…
Restrictions…allow you to code lock and restrict access to a number of the functionalities. For example you can restrict access to the camera or the installation of apps without the Passcode.
- Tap Settings
- Scroll down to General and tap
- Scroll down on right hand side to Restrictions
- Tap Restrictions
- Tap on Enable Restrictions
- Tap Set Passcode
- Activate restrictions by tapping on the “On”/ “Off” buttons
Multitasking Gestures….allows use of four or five finger swipe gestures
1. Tap “Off” button next to Multitasking Gestures to turn it “On”.
v Pinch to the Home Screen
v Swipe up to reveal multitasking bar
v Swipe left or right between apps
Lock Rotation…allows you to lock rotation and can mute the click sound of rotation…
v Double click on home button brings up most recent apps on a bar at the bottom of the screen
Capturing Student Work…
v Hold down Sleep button & Home button together to create a screen shot which will be available in the Camera feature.
v Go to Settings…tap on video…tap on Closed Captioning. Available on video with Closed Captions
Wide Screen Keyboards…
v All built-in iPad apps show a larger on screen keyboard when you rotate the iPad to
For more information: www.apple.com/au/accessibility/ipad/vision.html
As always the last Thursday of the month is the day for the SOUNDWAVES FREE COMMUNITY EVENT.
The Thursday May 30th event features :-
THE SINGING MAGPIES, THE SOUNDWAVES JOIN IN JAM SESSION, AND THE TEXETTES.
What a great line up.
See you all at
Prospect Town Hall
126 Prospect Road
11am till 2pm
Tony and Jane
Tony Doyle Visions
08 8232 4554
My Choice, My Control, My Future: DisabilityCare Australia
In the lead-up to the DisabilityCare Australia launch in July, the Australian Government will be hosting a national conference to help people with disability, their families and carers as well as service providers to transition to the new arrangements.
The conference will bring people together to discuss the scheme, how it will work and how we will help people and service providers in this new system of support.
DisabilityCare Australia will fundamentally change the way we support people with disability, their families and carers. This year it will become a reality for thousands of people with disability, their families and carers in select locations across the country.
The conference will be held on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 June 2013, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Register your interest in attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a child with an autism-spectrum issue? Then this is a lovely, holiday activity for you.
Wednesday July 10th at 10.30am
Come and join us during the school holidays with a visit to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood.
Maybe bring along picnic lunch to enjoy in the museums spacious picnic grounds afterwards.
A chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones all while keeping the kids entertained.
Plenty to look at and do for both adults and children with interactive displays such as ‘Crash Test Dummies’ and the ’50′s Display’ where you can listen to the music of the era and see what knowledge was required for a drivers license at that time.
Children can earn a Junior Drivers License by completing either 1, 2 or 3 of the activities the museum will be running specifically for the school holidays.
Included in the new ‘Model Behaviour’ display is a special Kids Space which is well stocked with toy and model cars for children under 5 to play with.
Located within the fenced museum grounds are 5 hectares of picnic grounds including a toddlers playground.
Children 5-15yrs $5
Children under 5yrs Free
Family Passes (2 adults and up to 6 children) $30
Founder & Public officer
S.A.F.E – SA Inc
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