About Michael O'Leary

After many years as a communications technician with Telstra, Michael completed a degree in Occupational Therapy (with 1st Class Honours) in 1986 at the University of Queensland. That same year, while working with spinal injured patients and clients with cerebral palsy, he became frustrated with the inability to source the exciting range of assistive technologies being developed overseas. He founded Spectronics in 1986 in order to make these emerging technologies available for people in Australia.

Posts and Resources by Michael O'Leary

No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

Spectronics’ mission is to seek, share and support technologies to advance independent achievement. As such, one of our major objectives is to increase community awareness of the benefits of assistive technologies. Toward this aim we ran the biennial Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference that became known as the ILT Conference on the fabulous Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The …

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Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

For over ten years now, Spectronics has proudly sold and supported the DynaVox range of speech generating devices and accessories. Our skilled tech support and repair team, supported by our team of speech pathologists committed to positive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) outcomes, have very much enjoyed working alongside AAC users and their teams over that time. But, …

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Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

Notice of Closure of the Spectronics New Zealand Auckland office effective from close of business 27th June 2013

It is very sad to have to announce that, after five years of service to New Zealand out of our Auckland office, it will be closing as of close of business on Thursday 27th June 2013. This has come about because of falling "assistive technology" sales across New Zealand. A trend, in fact, happening worldwide. As a result, …

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