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GAAD 2017: Advancing accessibility through international standards – “Recommendation 2016 concerning standards on eAccessibility and eInclusion”

  Brussels, 18 May 2017: International standards are the basis for our global economy. For this reason, AAATE and Infoterm endorse the Recommendation 2016 and invite all other organisations wanting to promote the mainstreaming of accessibility to join in. If we are serious about mainstreaming accessibility, we need to make sure that eAccessibility and eInclusion […]


ENTELIS network publishes its roadmap towards full digital inclusion

At this moment still too many people worldwide are disabled by inaccessible technology, or do not have access to assistive technology (AT) based solutions that could help them to participate on an equal footing in modern society. The same holds true for older adults that, adequately supported and trained, could benefit if they wish from […]


AAATE endorsed the Recommendation 2016 concerning standards on eAccessibility and eInclusion

The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe wholeheartedly supports the “Recommendation 2016 concerning standards on eAccessibility and eInclusion”. Its implementation will help to identify relevant standards on eAccessibility and eInclusion, and so avoid major breaches of the European Accessibility Act. A more comprehensive consideration of these standards in products and services will […]


MOOCAP Project

MOOCAP is a European project whose name stands for “MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership”, in which a number of AAATE members are actively involved. The partners will run courses in the next two weeks (April 2017) and in the next two months (May – June 2017). For more information visit the project website at http://gpii.eu/moocap/.


WHO – Global Priority Research Agenda on assistive technology

On March 7th 2017 the World Health Organization has published the Global priority research agenda for improving access to high-quality affordable Assistive Technology, for the development of which AAATE had an important role. Towards the development the Global priority research agenda on AT, WHO established a core group and called for a GATE Research Group meeting in Budapest […]


AAATE signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the ENTELIS Network

On the 19th of October 2016 in Brussels, just before the end of the ENTELIS project in 2016, AAATE together with two other European umbrella organisations (EASPD and EVBB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the ENTELIS Network. The network has a structure similar to that of the European Innovation Partnerships and involves organisations with different backgrounds […]


AAATE member FTB celebrated 25th anniversary in the NRW Parliament in Duesseldorf on September 12th 2016

Dr. Peter Cudd, President of AAATE submitted the congratulations of AAATE to FTB and 300 guests including the president of the NRW Parliament and the Social Minister of NRW. FTB one of the founding members of AAATE celebrated its 25th anniversary. President Dr. Peter Cudd attended the official ceremony in the plenary of the Parliament […]


ICT4D, special session at GoodTechs 2016 (ext deadline July 31)

Special Session “ICT4D: Information and communication technologies for persons with disabilities” will be held at the GoodTech Conference 2016 (2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good). Venice, November 30–December 1, 2016 http://goodtechs.eu/2016/show/session3 Deadline for submission July 8th extended to July 31st


The AcTo Dementia project

The AcTo Dementia project recently launched its website to recommend accessible touchscreen apps for people living with dementia. All of the apps featured on the website have been tested using an evidence-based app selection framework by researchers from the University of Sheffield and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Initially the focus is on […]


Report from the International Stakeholder Forum 2015

On September 11 2015, the AAATE arranged an international stakeholder forum, as a session during the 2015 AAATE conference in Budapest. During the session, results from a survey among AAATE National Contact Persons were presented, followed by a discussion with a panel consisting of persons representing different stakeholders. During the discussion, the audience were invited […]