Tracey began working as a Maven Adviser in January 2020. In her role she provides training, conducts online research and provides updates on the disability sector in South Australia.
While Tracey has not ‘officially’ worked in the disability sector for very long, she is considered an expert in complex communication systems and strategies. Tracey developed her own system of communication using eye movement and an alphabet chart. She connects on digital platforms using a chin switch to operate a scanner that connects to an onscreen keyboard that is equipped with a radar, which acts like a keyboard mouse.
Tracey has provided training on her communication system and raised awareness about what it is like to live with a disability to schools, health professionals and workplaces.
In 2019, Tracey won the International Day of People Living with Disabilities Award, and the Stroke Foundation’s Courage Award. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology.
Tracey is a social butterfly who loves music and catching up with friends. Tracey’s mission is to make South Australia a disability friendly state, and to teach people not to be afraid of people with disability.