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2nd AAATE online Aperitivo – new vision, new mission and updates from AAATE members in Denmark, Austria, the US, Lithuania and Croatia

AAATE introduced the new online Aperitivo format to create a platform for our members to stay in touch, exchange news, get updates from the associations and find opportunities for collaborating and working together. In this 2nd edition held on 25 February, our president Katerina Mavrou shared AAATE’s new vision and mission statement, which completed by […]


Online Seminar Series on Emerging Assistive Technology

The Association for the Advancements of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the support of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO), invite users and professionals, as well as researchers, innovators and developers around the world to explore how emerging technologies are shaping the landscape of the […]


Taking a French bus with an Austrian smart wheelchair, guided by a German app as Greek tourist – can that work?

Insights from the TRIPS project’s September workshop We know by now that the numbers are impressive: around 10-15% of the population are considered having a disability and inaccessible transport systems effectively limit their equal access to important services, job opportunities, education, overall lifestyle choices and capacity for independent living. The TRIPS project therefore aims at […]


TRIPS European project mobility survey

We invite you to join us to support activities AAATE is involved in, in the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In this framework we are asking you to forward the TRIPS European project mobility survey to the people with disabilities you know, as the survey is only interested in […]


ENTELIS+ project: #righttoconnectnow campaign

The theme of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”. It this framework we invite you to join us to support activities AAATE is involved in such as the #righttoconnectnow campaign of the ENTELIS+ project at https://entelisplus.entelis.net/2020/12/inclusion-through-technology-the-righttoconnectnow-campaign/


United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities: We have a lot to contribute!

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been observed annually on December 3rd to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for inclusion.In the situation of the covid-19 pandemic inequalities have been exacerbated with a substantial impact on the lives of persons […]


Open call for 15 PhD positions in visuAAL – Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network visuAAL (Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living) invites applications for 15 early-stage researcher (ESR) / PhD positions, available with a starting date in the period February 2021 – March 2021. The duration of the appointment is 36 months, full-time employment contract.The aim of […]


Sessions on Assistive Technology at the Global Science Collaboration Conference at the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75) on September 28th.

Two sessions on Assistive Technology will be held by DOCTRID Research Institute at the Global Science Collaboration Conference at the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75) on Monday, 28th of September from 11am – 2pm. The main purpose is to highlight the importance of AT as a hugely transformative and enabling influence for people with disability […]


VISUAAL project: bridging the knowledge gap between users’ requirements and use of video-based AAL technologies

Kick-off meeting for AAATE on 20 September participating in VisuAAL, a project on video-based technologies and services for active and assisted living. The project runs on a great consortium led by the University of Alicante. The aim of VISUAAL is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’ requirements and the appropriate and secure use of […]


GAATO @ RESNA summit on AT Outcomes and Impacts

The GAATO association The Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) is a new world body based in Geneva, Switzerland, representing global assistive technology (AT). GAATO works strategically and globally towards a world where all people can access the assistive technology they need. GAATO members have a strong track record of advancing people’s rights to […]