The one in five Aussies living with a disability now have a new way to shop adaptive products, after a new Australian adaptive marketplace Averee launched online.
The platform offers consumers a curated collection of adaptive products from around the world, including adaptive fashion for men, women and kids, homewares, personal care and technology.
Designed with all abilities in mind, the Averee platform is easy-to-use, allowing shoppers to make the most of their NDIS and My Aged Care Funding.
It’s estimated there is a significant amount of funding underspent in Australia across NDIS and In Home Care Packages.
Averee believes a key reason why people are not spending their entitled allocation is challenges accessing products and services that uplift and inspire.
To offer a solution to this issue, Brent Dankesreither founded Averee, after experiencing the frustration of shopping for adaptive products for his son.
"Averee is a much-needed, revolutionary approach to retail that is incredibly close to my heart.
"Like me, I’m sure many people have experienced the frustration of searching for inspiring products and services to suit their needs, only to feel let down by the limited offering and quality that’s available.
"People living with disabilities and the effects of ageing should have equal access to beautiful products via a premium online experience.
"At Averee, we step away from the typical medicalised aesthetic that’s often associated with the retail offering specific to the needs of these communities, curating products that are intended to make people feel good," he said.
Averee also provides its community with resources and information on NDIS funding, as well as other content including practical everyday tips people can use.
"Often a misconception, suppliers do not need to be an approved NDIS or My Aged Care provider for people to utilise their funding, and Averee aims to help demystify the process to help customers get the right products, easily," Dankesreither said.
"The platform makes it easier for people to link products to the achievement of their NDIS goals," he said.