ARATA run a biannual assistive technology conference, the 'ARATA' National Conference. In 2016 for the first time, ARATA partnered with Occupational Therapy Australia to jointly run the 'Australian Assistive Technology Conference'

Picture of a range of people using assistive technology with information about our upcoming conference in July 2016 at Jupiters

JULY 27 - 29 2016

Collaborate, Empower, Transform

Realising opportunities with assistive technology solutions

Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast, Queensland

 Highlights of the 2016 National Assistive Technology Conference

Please visit the AATC2016 conference section of this website for conference highlights and downloadable conference presentations.

State of the Science in Assistive Technology in Australia 2016

During AATC, delegates reviewed a Summary Statement on AT, made available in the conference satchels and revised during an active Breakfast Forum. We are pleased to publish the outcomes:

- Statement on AT Good Practice

- AT Issues Statement

The resulting statements identify 'what good looks like' and 'where to from here' for AT in Australia.  ARATA freely provide these foundation documents as artefacts from AATC 2016. We invite continued dialogue from our  members, partners and cross-sector collaborators to utilise and develop this work in ways which will contribute towards fair and equitable AT provision for all Australians.


Abstracts are published in the Conference Program Booklet, available to delegates. Where presenters have given permission, presentation slides are available at the 'Program and Presentations' link. Please contact us if you require additional accessibility features to identify and download the presentations.