Adaptive Technology Solutions Ltd was born from a long held dream of Managing Director, Genevieve McLachlan, to establish her own business enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and older people.
Genevieve comes from a professional background of almost 15 years spent integrating people with disabilities throughout New Zealand (both ACC and health related), highlighting to her the need for a new approach to helping individuals’ access adaptive technology.
After almost seven years working for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, providing vocational and adaptive technology assessments and training for blind and low vision clients - and following Genevieve’s extensive research - it became apparent that there was no one agency providing a holistic approach to assessment and training for people with multiple disabilities. Most agencies provide services for one disability type, e.g. sensory or physical but not both. This means that people with multiple disabilities often have to work with more than one agency and complete more than one assessment - causing frustration and anxiety for the client, as well as additional expense for the funding agency.
At Adaptive Technology Solutions Ltd we use a holistic approach to provide assessments and training for people with multiple disabilities and oder people, resulting in more effective outcomes and making the entire process easier to understand and cost effective.