Idapt is a new drawing tool being promoted in the UK and the USA to OTs. I have heard that the majority of OTs in Scotland who are working in the home modification field, are using this tool. There is an app available for IPhones to assist with establishing ramp lengths and a more extensive drawing tool is available on line from www.idapt-planning.co.uk. I have signed up to have a one year license to use the tool and plan to link with Nigel Burton from the company, at the next Home Mods Discussion Group meeting in August to get him to show how it can be used. Products from Australia can be incorporated into the database, and existing plans drawn by designers can be included in design work. If you are interested in finding out more about the product, do contact Nigel or Ben through the website. A colleague in the UK is doing a review of the usefulness of this tool and I hope to be in touch with him to get his comments. Hopefully I can put the review of the tool on this blog…Let me know what you think too.
An Advanced Home Modifications Workshop will be held on the 24 August, 2012 at LifeTec Qld, Newmarket in Brisbane. Information presented will include models of practice, the relevance and application and standards and the National Construction Code in domestic homes, legislation protecting home owners who engage builders, barriers in the home and solutions (photos) and problem solving a practical case study (redesigning a house plan to suit). If you are interested in attending, please contact me through the contact section of this page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
The next workshop to be held is the half day Ramp Workshop on the 20 July 2012 at LifeTec Qld, Newmarket, Brisbane. I shall be taking attendees through the theory associated with internal and external ramp design and will show how to string out ramps for flat land and sloping land. We shall also do a practical assessment of an external ramp using a ramp checklist. If you are interested in attending, please contact me through the contact page on this site or at email@example.com, for registration details.