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Job Positions – AAATE consultants (3 open positions)

To drive the implementation of its activities, AAATE is currently recruiting consultants (natural persons) for the following open positions: A European project manager (application deadline: 19/02/2017) A dissemination and communication officer (application deadline: 19/02/2017) A researcher in the area of innovation in health and social care (application deadline: 01/03/2017) Please find here more information and description of the positions (pdf) […]

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 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 […]

InLife First International Workshop

INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly Medetel, Luxembourg April 7 th 2016 How can comprehensive support for independent living and mobility of older people with cognitive impairments be achieved across Europe? What are their and their families/ carers primary needs, concerns and expectations from digital technologies and services? The InLife response to these questions […]

Notes from GATE workshop in September 2015

On September 9th 2015, before the AAATE Conference in Budapest, the WHO GATE Initiative held a network meeting. In the evening there was an informal working dinner allowing for interaction among the participants. Representatives of international organizations and high-level experts made short 5 minute speeches, sharing their view on the strategic aims for the AT sector […]

INOVATELL – free inovative touchless computer control tool and computer literacy training programme for persons with severe physical motor disabilities.

Check it out at Learning programme: Computer literacy programme: Windows 8; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Internet (search, e-mail, web applications).Remote computer control tool: Free download of remote control tool! Requirements for the hardware: A Windows 8 or 10 mobile or desktop computer; webcam (standard USB or built-in camera).Knowledge management center: User manuals, lessons learned […]

Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015. Commemoration event on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015 UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France from 10.00 to 17.30 UNESCO looks to promote International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) and celebrates the extraordinary potential of […]

The 2nd call for research proposals in the ASSISTID programme is now open!

ASSISTID is an EU Marie Curie research programme coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute ( The ASSISTID programme offers a unique opportunity for researchers from a variety of disciplines to submit an original research project in their area of interest around Assistive Technology for Intellectual Disability (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASSISTID will fund […]