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3D printing lends a helping hand Leading disability technology organisation Northcott has combined forces with the University of Technology Sydney to trial 3D printing as a way of helping people with disability. As part of a global first, 3D printing is being used to enable people with disability to create devices that will allow them to gain greater independence and autonomy over theirlives. assist a person with disability to a customised wheelchair toggle so a drink independently, an adaptive person with disability can drive their Examples of devices being handle to assist a person with wheelchair independently. developed are a straw holder to disability to cook independently and Supporting people living with disability for over 65 years We have a simple philosophy at Orana... we exist to provide support for people living with disability. We encourage, we train and most importantly we provide real life choices. With services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, we ensure support is tailored towards personalised service. With a diverse range of employment, housing and life skills support options, Orana is committed to excellence through creating independence for people living with disability. To find out more about Orana and how we support South Australians with disability, visit www.oranaonline.com.au or call us on 8375 2000. oranaonline.com.au linkonline.com.au breakthrough 55