ARATA is a national association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for information sharing and liaison between people who are involved with the use, prescription, customisation, supply and ongoing support of assistive technology.
Our focus is the advancement of rehabilitation and assistive technology in Australia, through activities including conferences, special interest groups, website, listserver, membership directory and a newsletter.
ARATA is a member of the Alliance of Assistive Technology Professional Organisations with sister organisations Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, America and Australia. The aim of this agreement is to foster cooperation between these organisations and their members.
ARATA is also a member of the Coalition on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology in Asia, aiming to facilitate the advancement of Rehabilitation (RE) and Assistive Technologies (AT) and promote the adoption of these technologies by the people of Asia. Fellow signatories include AT and RE services in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.