For many people who require aids and equipment but are ineligible for NDIS funding, current systems are inadequate, have prohibitively long waiting lists and often require a significant co-payment. ATFA’s main priority is to lobby for equal access to assistive technology for all Australians, including those over 65 or others who fall outside the NDIS.
Supporting organisations who have endorsed ATFA’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety include:
Council on the Ageing Australia, Australian Association of Gerontology, Every Australian Counts, National Disability and Carer Alliance, The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, People with Disability Australia, Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association, Occupational Therapy Australia, Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia, TAD Australia, Blind Citizens Australia, Leukodystrophy Australia, LifeTec, Limbs 4 Life Australia, MS Australia, Polio Australia, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, Vision Australia, Bayside Polio Group, Council on the Ageing Victoria, Huntington’s NSW ACT, Independent Living Centre WA, MND Victoria, Parkinson’s Victoria, Post Polio Victoria
Please click the links below to see ATFA’s campaign media release and submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission.