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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 […]

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 […]

Future of Transport: Addressing the Barriers through Innovative Solutions with the TRIPS Project – Part II

Online seminar on occasion of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, #GAAD2120 May 2021organized by AAATE, supported by the TRIPS consortium TRIPS is a 3-year European project that proposes to a co-design approach that allows people, disabled by inaccessible environments, to take the leading role in designing accessible and useable transport systems. By focusing on the […]

Online Seminar on Emerging AT for Self-Care

“Self-care is about a wide range of activities, needed in everyday life, that are often private and strongly related to dignity and feelings of autonomy. Who wants to be fed or helped when going to the toilet? Technologies for supporting self-care are, therefore, fundamental to independent living.” On 30 April, AAATE together with WIPO held […]

Online Seminar on Emerging AT for Cognition

“Many of these innovations will be adapted for use in a wider array of consumer products in the coming years. This means increased commercialization of assistive tech applications for a wider consumer base.” On 23 April, AAATE together with WIPO held an online seminar focused on the challenges associated to cognitive disabilities and the way […]

AT Service Resilience Survey

Building stronger services for the future AAATE wish to understand how AT services have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and associated crisis. This experience will be used to identify approaches for future planning of services to ensure that continuity and quality of service is maintained despite any future stress on service delivery […]

Third AAATE/WIPO seminar on Emerging Technologies 30/04/2021: AT for Self-Care

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 […]

ENTELIS+ and the #RightToConnectNow Campaign

Digital skills are crucial to fully participate in today’s life – that was already true before the global pandemic hit and is even more true going forward. While at least in developing countries the accessibility and affordability of ICT devices and online services has markedly improved, we are still lagging behind in providing the necessary […]

Online Seminar on Emerging AT for Communication

“We are facing some exhilarating and interestingly challenging times ahead of us in the field of assistive technology”, is one of the conclusions David Banes, CEO of Access & Inclusion, drew from WIPO’s recent report on “Technology Trends 2021: Assistive technology”. A report that WIPO and AAATE are presenting in detail over a three-part online […]