Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Therapy Connect

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It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and the purpose of this day is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people living with disability. At Therapy Connect, technology enables us to make quality allied health services accessible to individuals across Australia who would otherwise not have access. While this is helping many, there is still so much more that can be done to make the world more accessible, so let’s talk about it! 

Breaking Down Barriers with Online Therapy

One of the core missions of Therapy Connect is to make therapy accessible to everyone, regardless of their geographical location. Australia is a vast country, and many people living in rural and remote areas often face significant challenges in accessing essential health services. This is where our online therapy comes into play.

By leveraging technology, Therapy Connect provides remote access to a range of allied health services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and physiotherapy. Our platform enables individuals to connect with qualified therapists from the comfort of their homes, eliminating the need for long-distance travel and making consistent therapy more achievable.

It’s not only people living in remote and rural locations that benefit from online therapy, we have many clients in metropolitan locations. These clients may choose online therapy because the waitlists are too long for accessing face-to-face therapy services, or the demands of life make it challenging and costly to travel to/from appointments. Logging in from your phone, tablet or laptop is a much more convenient option. 

Accessibility Beyond Geography

At Therapy Connect, accessibility is about more than just physical location – it’s also about ensuring that services are available to individuals with diverse needs and preferences. Therapy Connect is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported. Our therapists are experienced in working with a wide range of disabilities and conditions, and we use accessible technology to facilitate effective communication during sessions.

Empowering Independence and Wellbeing

At Therapy Connect, we believe that accessibility is a key component of independence and wellbeing. By making high quality therapy services accessible to all Australians, we empower individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing. Our goal is to help each person achieve their fullest potential and live their best life.

Before online therapy was available, many people were missing out on consistent, quality care due to living in locations that didn’t have access to allied health services. It wasn’t just clients that were missing out, allied health professionals were also limited to working in face-to-face therapy roles. Online therapy has opened up opportunities for therapists to work in flexible ways, from all parts of the country, in a way that works well for them. We’re proud to have more than 80 allied health professionals in our team who enjoy the benefits of working remotely while being supported by an incredible team. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make a difference and build a more inclusive and accessible Australia.

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Libby Wright

Libby is a passionate and collaborative operations people leader with 10 years experience in the healthcare industry. Libby worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years before completing a Master of Commerce at UNSW to move into operational leadership. Libby has experience in leadership, strategy, change management, business development, quality and compliance, and business integration. For the last few years, Libby has worked in the NDIS leading teams in growing allied health organisations to deliver a high-quality service to clients whilst achieving key business objectives.


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