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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

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 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 […]