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GAAD and AAATE – towards a common goal

Whether it is raising awareness about accessibility – what it is, why it is needed, what it looks like in real life, or promoting the development of assistive technology – explaining what it is, who needs it and how to deliver it, GAAD and AAATE work towards a common goal: making products and services, and […]


Call for Bids for the AAATE Conference 2019

Call now open: Downloads: Letter of President Guidelines for bids for AAATE Conferences_19 Annexes Should you need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact our presidetn: l.p.dewitte@sheffield.ac.uk.  


AATC 2018 – Australian Assistive Technology Conference

SAVE THE DATE! – The 2018 Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC 2018) hosted by the Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA), will be held from Wednesday 14th November to Friday 16th November 2018 inclusive, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Marking 25 years of ARATA, the Conference theme is Experiences, Opportunities and Innovation. ARATA is […]


Handicap 2018 : the French speaking conference about AT

The Handicap 2018 conference (10th Handicap conference), entitled Recherches pluridisciplinaires pour l’autonomie des personnes en situation de handicap (Multidisciplinary research for the autonomy of people with disabilities), will take place in Paris from 13 to 15 June 2018 (Porte de Versailles), in parallel with the exhibition Autonomic-Paris. Handicap 2018 is the leading French speaking conference […]


Endorsement of draft resolution EB142/CONF./2 “Improving access to assistive technology”

The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) calls upon all European governments to endorse in the executive board meeting of the WHO (22-27/01/2018) in Geneva the draft resolution EB142/CONF./2 “Improving access to assistive technology” as proposed by Algeria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Pakistan, Philippines, […]


European Day of Speech and Langauge Therapy 06.03.18

Each year on March 6th, CPLOL (Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech and Language Therapists and Logopedists) celebrates European Day of SLT (Speech and Langauge Therapy). This year, the clinical theme for European day is AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). The aim of the day is to organise events to raise awareness amongst other professionals […]


SAVE THE DATE: Ageing better IN real LIFE!

Technology enabled strategies and tools for supporting older adults living in the community SAVE THE DATE! Madrid, 17 January 2018 – 09.00-14.00 – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid A workshop organised by the IN LIFE project consortium On average people in Europe live longer than just one generation ago. The challenge for Europe is to make […]



How can people active in caregiving supported by AT (assistive technology) find and use the right standards?

Infoterm, the International Information Centre for Terminology, has been active in standardization since its establishment in 1971 by contract with UNESCO. Although terminology standardization started as soon as standards bodies began standardizing technical matters at the beginning of the 20th century, there were no commonly agreed rules for standardizing the terminologies of various fields. Infoterm […]