About

GAATO is dedicated to furthering the advancement of global AT.

Mission

Our mission is to advance the field of assistive technology (AT) and rehabilitation engineering (RE) to benefit people with disabilities and functional limitations of all ages.

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Vision

As global alliance members we are committed to working towards equitable and reliable access to assistive technology through collaborative research, policy advocacy, education and awareness raising.

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Secretariat

Evert-Jan
Hoogerwerf

Secretary-General

Esther
Dakin-Poole

Policy and Partnerships Advisor

René
Lejeune

Administrator

Executive Board of Directors 

Andrea
van Hook 

Vice-President

RESNA

Silvana
Contepomi

Secretary

AATA

Inhyuk
Moon

Treasurer

RESKO

Luc
de Witte

President

AAATE

Board Members

Kathy
Cheng

TREATS

Ritsuya Katsura 

RESJA

Natasha Layton

ARATA

Prakash
Mehta

IAAT

Claude
Tardif

ISPO