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Contribute to ICCHP-AAATE 2022 – Take Your Place in the International Accessibility and AT Community!

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a great opportunity to update you about progress and status in planning ICCHP-AAATE, the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility, scheduled for July 11-15 2022 in beautiful Lecco, Italy.  After an online ICCHP 2020 and a cancelled AAATE 2021, we joined forces in organising this joint […]

Searching for experts – four professorships open at Technical University of Dortmund

We are happy to let you know that the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at TU Dortmund University is seeking to fill four professorships. Through interaction between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies, the university aspires to drive both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. The Department of Rehabilitation […]

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2021-22

The National Disability Authority Research Promotion Scheme 2021/22 is now open for applications. The focus of research topics for this year is: Assistive Products and Consumer Products that support choice and control for Persons with Disabilities. The National Disability Authority, subject to funding, operates a Research Promotion Scheme every two years. The purpose is to […]


With great sadness we heard that our colleague and friend Gunnar Fagerberg passed away on the 4th of October. Gunnar has been an active member of the Assistive Technology community in Europe for many years. Probably his most prominent and eye catching contribution was the HEART study that he led together with his colleague Thomas […]

A European Innovation Partnership on Digital Participation?

During the recent EASPD conference The Future is Now: Person Centred Technology to empower people and disability services I launched the idea for the European Commission to facilitate the establishment of a European Innovation Partnership on the Digital Divide. European Innovation Partnerships (EIP’s) are more or less self-organising collaborative ecosystems that without much top-down coordination […]

ICCHP – AAATE 2022: Call for Contributions

Joint Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility We are excited to open the Call for Contributions for the first joint ICCHP-AAATE conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility, taking place 11-15 July 2022 in Lecco, Italy under the shared chairmanship of Katerina Mavrou (general chair, European University of Cyprus and President of […]

Updates from AAATE members and staff – 3rd and 4th AAATE online Aperitivo

In May and June, AAATE staff and members gathered for online Aperitivos, an informal new meeting format introduced to help members stay in touch and have the opportunity to exchange on topics of and around their daily work.  In May, we heard from David Banes about the AT Service Resilience Survey which intends to explore how […]

Call for participants for a European wide consultation on Challenges in AT Outcomes and Impact

As a founding member of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO), AAATE is actively supporting the Global Consultation on Grand Challenges in AT Outcomes and Impact. It will do so by organising a Regional Consultation for Europe involving many European AT stakeholders. The principle aim of the consultation is to identify a set […]

Connecting to your audience from your research – The 5 x 5 x 500 approach

It is an open secret when writing reports for research or consultancy that the most crucial part is the executive summary. In any project, at some point, it will be agreed that most of the audience will only ever read the executive summary. Research reports are long, complex and time-consuming, and as a result, the […]