Mar 16, 2017

March Board Report

SYDNEYSIDERS: where are you? We are seeking ARATA members who may be attending the Sydney ATSA Expo Volunteer here

CALLING AT USERS: co-authorship opportunity 

Volunteers please...

SYDNEYSIDERS: where are you?  We are seeking ARATA members who may be attending the Sydney ATSA Expo to join us meeting and greeting at the ARATA booth, and to add your voice to ARATA’s Workshop. Sign up here even for an hour or two! How is Brisbane ATSA Expo going, I hear you ask? Brisbane ATSA Expo now has four ARATA volunteers listed, but more are needed please! Sign up here

CALLING AT USERS: ARATA have been invited to write a consumer-focussed article for Arthritis Australia, to showcase our ATSA Workshop and to share some information about assistive technology with Australian consumers. Any AT users who might like to contribute to and co-author an article, please let me know at Our turnaround time is 10 days but we have a draft already!


in other news

AT Sector Roundtable

ARATA will host an AT Sector Roundtable with representatives of Independent Living Centres, Rights and Inclusion Australia, National Aged Care Alliance, National Council on Rehabilitation Engineering, allied health professions and others, on 31 March.

ARATA Board Planning Meeting

ARATA Board members hail from Perth, Darwin, Sydney, country Queensland, and rural and metro Victoria. We meet face to face annually to progress our work, and will be convening in Melbourne on 1 & 2 April. ARATA members have previously been invited to indicate any interest in attending, but you are all too busy! Any issues or items for discussion can be forwarded to