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Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)

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The Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) is a national association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation and assistive technology.

ARATA began as a Committee in 1993 during the first Australian Conference on Technology for People with Disabilities. Participants supported the formation of a national association, based on a model similar to RESNA in America. ARATA received incorporation status on November 24, 1994.[1]

ARATA's focus is on providing opportunities for sharing ideas to ensure the advancement the of rehabilitation and assistive technology in Australia, through activities as diverse as conferences, special interest groups, a web site, listserver, membership directory and a quarterly newsletter.

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  1. ARATA History. Accessed Dec. 3, 2009.