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“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 […]



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 […]



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 […]