Capital are the investment that is restricted to specific items identified in the participant’s plan. It includes all aids or equipment supports that assists participants to live independently or assist a carer to support the participant. The funding will, as needed, include assessment, delivery, set up, adjustment and maintenance costs.

Most items require quotes so that providers negotiate a price with a participant in accordance with the specifications usually developed by an assessing therapist. Capital supports may include:

  • Assistive Technology

  • Home Modifications

  • Vehicle Modifications

Capital Supports

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology includes any device, system equipment or aid to perform tasks one would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed. Assistive technology may be used by a participant for the disability to live independently or assist a carer with household tasks; personal care and Safety; dressing. Examples of assistive technology include:

  • Specialised household furniture

  • Bathroom & toilet equipment (e.g. nonslip bathmats)

  • Personal alarms

  • Communication & information equipment

  • Hearing products (e.g. hearing aids)

  • Vision products

  • Personal mobility & walking equipment (e.g. walking frames)

  • Transfer equipment (e.g. hoists)

  • Prosthetics & orthotics

  • Wheelchair equipment

  • Scooters & strollers

  • Equipment for recreation

  • Non-electronic magnifiers

  • Long-handled or adapted grip equipment

  • Shower stools/chairs

  • Bath seats

  • Over-toilet frames

  • Video magnifiers

  • Bed rails

  • Hoists

  • Hearing products (e.g. hearing aids)

Home Modifications

Home modifications include the design and construction, installation of equipment, changes to non-structural components of a building and the installation of fixtures or fittings to enable participants to live as independently as possible or to live safely at home. Home modifications include:

  • Stair-climbers

  • Elevator

  • Vertical lifting platform

  • Grab rails

  • Bathroom modifications

  • Toilet and laundry modifications

  • Kitchen adaption

  • Step ramp, risers and handrails

  • Rails

  • Ramps

  • Stair lift platforms and seats

  • Specialised wall taps

Vehicle modifications includes the installation of, or changes to, equipment in a vehicle to enable a participant to travel safely as a passenger or to drive. A participant is free to choose a more expensive option at their own expense where the more expensive option is not considered to be reasonable and necessary (e.g. cosmetic or personalised fittings). Vehicle modifications may include vehicle related equipment delivery to a participant incluiding:

  • Custom designed seating

  • Wheelchair lifts

  • Wheelchair restraints

  • Fitting flooring & seating

  • Automatic and manual steps

  • Custom designed handrails, security

  • Cargo barriers

  • Suspension modifications.

  • Adapted vehicles

  • Ramps to place wheelchair in vehicle

  • Specialised child care seats

  • Adaptions to control speed of car

  • Adapted brakes

  • Adapted steering system for car

  • Adapted mirrors and door locks for car

  • Seat belts and harnesses

  • Adapted seating in vehicles

  • Vehicle hoists

  • Wheelchair vehicle adaptions

  • Self-drive electro mechanical

  • Car modification

  • Tie downs for vehicle

  • Adapted chassis and body

  • Trailers to carry wheelchairs

  • Wheelchair based restraint system

  • Vehicle modification repair

Vehicle Modifications

Household Aids or Equipment

Household aids and equipment includes ll aids or equipment supports that assist participants to live independently or assist a carer to support the participant. These include:

  • Assistive household technology that enables participants to perform household tasks like cleaning or maintenance

  • Adapted Clocks: Devices for measuring, displaying and/or speaking the time

  • Wireless for Mains Socket

  • Environmental control software or systems

  • Dishwashing assistant devices such as adapted dish cloths, utensils, detergent dispenses and so on

  • Alarms and door bells (amplified, visual alert and/or vibratory alarms)

  • Programmable memory aids: devices for storing and organising data on planned events and activities

  • Personal alarms such as personal emergency alarm systems, non-monitored phone system, seizure mat and alarm, call system within home and monitored phone alert system.

Personal Care And Safety Aids

Aids and equipment for personal care or safety may include:

  • Beds and mattresses

  • Pressure mattresses

  • Toilet and bathroom equipment

  • Specialised clothing

  • Specialised continence needs

  • Bed sticks

  • Bed pole for electric bed

  • Bed cradle, wedges, rails and rail covers

  • Electric beds

  • Sleep system

Bathroom and Toilet Equipment

Bathroom and toilet equipment includes aids and equipment used in the bathroom and toilet. This includes:

  • Bedsite commode

  • Mobile shower commode

  • Toilet surrounds

  • Toilet seat raise

  • Toilet arm supports

  • Shower chair

  • Bath support

  • Change table

  • Bidets

  • Bathing and toileting equipment repair

  • Bathing care and grooming aids

The NDIS can provide participants with specialised household furniture including:

  • Postural chair

  • Electric life chairs

  • Adapted furniture

  • Water chairs

  • Standing frames

  • Comfort fit seating

  • Seating/standing frames

Specialised Household Furniture

Communication & Information Equipment

Aids and equipment to assist participants with alternate communication or to access written or spoken communication through electronic or other means. These include:

  • Switch adapted mouse

  • Text to speech device

  • Voice amplifiers and generators

  • Word processing system for writing, organising and storing text

  • Telephone accessories

  • Communication amplifiers

  • Communication equipment repairs

  • Communication software

  • Tablet

  • Dynamic display dialogue units

  • Eye gaze system

  • Communication assistive products

  • Head pointer

  • Voice activated software

  • Keyboards / key guards

  • Books or boards with letter symbols or picture

  • Microphones to amplify sounds

  • Personal reader

  • Electronic devices that convert text to speech

  • Portable audible player

  • Simple witches, pressure, touch and puff

  • Static audible player display to trigger audible messages

Hearing Products

Assistive products to assist NDIS participants with hearing deficits include:

  • Telephone coupler

  • Tinnitus reduction device

  • TV device for hearing assistance

  • Vibro tactile devices

  • Adapted landline telephone

  • Baby cry alerting systems

  • Cochlear implantations

  • Hearing aids

  • Loud speakers

  • Music devices

  • Personal amplifiers

  • Radio frequency transmissions systems

  • Remote control

  • Adapted smoke alarms

Vision Products

Assistive products to assist NDIS participants with visual deficits include:

  • Tactile computer displays

  • Visual equipment

  • Text recognition software

  • Tactile sticks or white canes

  • Electronic orientation software

  • Acoustic navigation assistance products

  • Tactile maps

  • Assistive products for drawing and writing

  • Audio labellers

  • Notetaking Devices

  • Braille printers

  • CCTV electronic magnification unit

  • Videotext and text television decoders

  • Dog guide

  • Image-enlarging video systems

  • Voice output and enlargement mobile phone

  • Vision equipment

  • Sound recording and playing devices

Assistive equipment for recreation, especially when aids and equipment is used to assist participants to undertake competitive and non-competitive sports and other recreational pursuits. These include:

  • Switch adapted toys

  • Track race wheelchair

  • Hand-propelled bicycles

  • Specialised tricycles or quadricycle

  • Disability specific cycle adaptions

  • Adapted books

  • Adapted mobility toy

  • Adaptions for arm and hand prosthetics for sport and leisure

  • Assistive products for audio visual gaming

  • Basketball wheelchair

  • Beach/sand capable wheelchair

  • Adapted recreation equipment

  • Prosthetics

  • Recreation equipment delivery

  • Rugby wheelchair

  • Specialised bowling equipment

  • Sport adaptions to wheelchair

Equipment for Recreation

Personal Mobility Equipment

Personal mobility equipment is used to assist participants move around their home and/or comunity for walking, one wheelchairs and through transfer aids. These include:

  • Walking equipment

  • Walking sticks and canes

  • Quatrapod walking stick

  • Crutches

  • Walking frame

  • Wheeled walker

  • Rollator

  • Walking chairs

  • Walking tables

  • Wheelchair headrests

  • Wheelchair tray

  • Seat Cushions

  • Customised wheelchair equipment such as back rest or postural seating systems\

  • Strollers

  • Scooters

  • Car transport pad

  • Transfer turntable

  • Grip ladder

  • Transfer belt

  • Hoists

  • Slings

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