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Call for collaboration: Global Challenges require Global Action

Towards a Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations  Assistive technology (AT) is an essential solution for millions of people, yet there are significant global challenges to providing these technologies. Some of these challenges are unique, but many more are shared across nations and cultures.  We, six AT professional organisations (AAATE, ARATA, RESJA, RESNA, RESKO and […]

“Global Challenges in Assistive Technology” – Over 200 scientific contributions in 5 parallel tracks over 2.5 days

AAATE 2019 conference, Bologna, Italy, 27-30 August 2019 We have passed the first milestone in the preparation for the AAATE 2019 Conference: our call for papers closed with the submission of over 200 scientific contributions covering a wide range of topics around assistive technology. The abstracts are currently being reviewed by our scientific committee composed […]

Call for Interest for joining the AAATE/SIG collaborative platform for information on standards and standardization activities

Why do we need a collaborative platform for information on standards and standardization activities? Developments in legislation and technology make it imperative for assistive technology (AT) related experts, institutions, organizations, enterprises, etc. to have appropriate knowledge about pertinent standards for the sector and ongoing standardization activities. Nevertheless the right information is difficult to obtain. AT/Accessibility […]

“Global Challenges in Assistive Technology” – 15th international AAATE conference to be hosted by the world’s oldest university in Bologna, Italy, 27-30 August 2019

Press Release November 2018 Bologna, Italy: For the 15th time, the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is inviting assistive technology (AT) experts, researchers, manufacturers, providers, professionals and end users of AT and everyone who works in a field where AT is deployed, to come together and discuss the global challenges […]

Gaps as wide as the Grand Canyon

The technological evolution in assistive technology (AT) over the past 20 years has been as stunning as the evolution in consumer electronics. However, the availability and provision of these technologies lags behind and while in some countries AT is increasingly high-tech, people in other countries do not have access to the even most basic tools. […]

Excellence in the Process of AT Provision – Workshop Executive Summary

Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria July 10, 2018 Proceedings   In July 2018, a group of experts met in Linz, Austria, for AAATE’s workshop dedicated to discussing ways to ensure excellence in assistive technology provision. The objective was to draw parallels across education/employment, social and health contexts and to deduct what is needed for providing […]

34th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Track on Digital Life for Human Well-being 

Call for Papers The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: Track on Digital Life for Human Well-being, will take place on April 8 – 12, 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus. AAATE supports the Symposium with participation of it’s members in the organizing and scientific committees. The Call for Papers is now Open. Please find some information […]

T4I 2018 conference call now open

The T4I board are pleased to announce the call for submissions for T4I 2018. This year we are calling for research and practice submissions on any current area of Assistive Technology and provision. Submissions of 200 to 900 words using the now established T4I format. The T4I website: The full call:

Participating in the European InLife project – perspectives from a university and social care institution

The InLife project – INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly – ran for three years and concluded in February 2018 with an online platform for ICT services supporting older adults living with dementia. Dr. Sarah Kate Smith, researcher at the University of Sheffield and Belinda Black, Chief Executive of Sheffcare, who manages a number […]