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 in consequence the world, accessible to everyone – old or young, healthy or sick, with or without functional limitations.

We celebrate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) every year as it brings this discussion to the forefront and helps us aggregate the ideas of the international accessibility community as well as reach stakeholders who might not usually be part of our circles.

For this year’s GAAD, we would like to re-issue the invitation to join us for the AAATE 2018 workshop focusing on Excellence in Delivering Assistive Technology.

Getting older as a society that builds on independent living as a core value, we should all take keen interest in the development and delivery of assistive technology. So no matter the area you are working in – health and social care, AT development, health policy making, care providers…., or whether you are “just” an interested consumer, join us on 10 July in Linz, Austria.

You might also use the opportunity to stay on for the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, also taking place in Linz from 11-13 July 2018.


More information:

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD):

AAATE 2018 workshop:

ICCHP conference: