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Toward consensus on Assistive Technology (AT) Terminology and Scope in Australia

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ARATA invites you to participate in a forum from 0930-1130 (AEDT) on Friday 11 December to discuss assistive technology provision for people with disability as a local and global priority.

Hosted by the Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

You are invited to participate in a forum from 0930-1130 (AEDT) on Friday 11 December to discuss assistive technology provision for people with disability as a local and global priority.  Please adjust times in consideration for Daylight Savings.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) GATE Initiative has only one goal – to improve access to high-quality affordable Assistive Products, responding to the call to increase access to essential, high-quality, safe, effective and affordable medical products, one of the six WHO leadership priorities.

Agenda

  • 9:30 Chapal Khasnabis (WHO) ‘What is the GATE initiative and why now?’
  • 9:50 Dr Natasha Layton (ARATA, AHPA) ‘How AT enables inclusion’
  • 10:05 Dr Lloyd Walker (NDIA) ‘Improving AT provision in Australia and beyond’
  • 10:15 Facilitated discussion on assistive technology terminology and service systems

Venues

Thanks to Nossal Institute (University of Melbourne) for providing a venue, with video-conferencing available at sites across Australia via the NDIA’s network and supporters.

  • Melbourne – Room 123 (1st floor) Alan Gilbert Building, Cnr Barry & Grattan Streets (161 Barry St), Carlton (Contact Wes Pryor 0417 525 153). Parking via Berkeley St entrance..
  • Geelong: MR04, NDIA National Office, 43-45 Brougham St, Geelong
  • Sydney:  Board Room, Lvl 9, 300 Elizabeth St, Sydney
  • Brisbane: LifeTec Level 1, Reading Newmarket, Cnr Newmarket & Enoggera Roads, Newmarket (contact Wendy Stevens 3552 9031)
  • Canberra:  MR01, Lvl 1, 212 Northbourne Ave, Braddon
  • North Adelaide SA:  Shop 1, 47–49 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth
  • South Adelaide SA: Room 530, Flinders University at Tonsley, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, SA (contact David Hobbs 8201 3167)
  • Hobart:  MR01, Ground floor, 111 Macquarie St, Hobart
  • Launceston:  MR01, 18 George St, Launceston
  • Midlands (WA): 78–80 Railway Pde, Midlands

Please RSVP for remote sites by COB 9 December

Emily Steel | emjsteel@gmail.com  | 0431 980 015


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