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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 […]


Call for Abstracts: Hierarchies of Disability Human Rights, new edited volume

Academics, non-academics, especially self-advocates and persons marginalized by higher education, as well as non-Western academics are invited to submit their ideas for contributions for a new volume Hierarchies of Disability Human Rights edited for Routledge Press, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Book Series. The editors of this volume seek to support the important work of confronting hierarchies […]


Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) launched by WHO

Global call for measuring access to assistive technology using the WHO rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) is launched by the World Health Organization. Successful proposals for data collection on access to Assistive Technology using rATA will be funded for data collection & implementation and can be submitted by 4 October 2020, 17:00 CET In the […]


Call for Nominations 2020-2021 for the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

If you want to share the innovative ideas for digital empowerment of persons or groups you can submit you application for the the 2020/2021 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The aim of the Prize is to reward the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations that promote inclusion […]


New Ethical guidelines published by the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Programme

The AAL Programme has published a new set of Guidelines for Ethics, Data Privacy and Security that addresses the AAL Framework of Excellence, the framework for compliance, the ethical dialogue together with some practical cases and use cases. These guidelines are aimed at all researchers, developers, primary, secondary and tertiary end users, policy makers, start-ups and […]


New digital event series from Global Disability Innovation Hub

The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is launching Disability Innovation Live – a new digital event series from GDI Hub. The first Disability Innovation Live is titled ‘COVID-19 and Disability; Exploring a new innovation landscape’ and will take place on Thursday 16th July 2020, and it is related to how at how learnings from […]



Technology trends, challenges and opportunities for Assistive technology: share your views in the WIPO survey by June 19th.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is currently preparing the second issue of its flagship publication Technology Trends which will be dedicated to Assistive Technology and is expected to be published in fall 2020. The report analyzes mainly patent data to identify technology trends, key players and markets in AT, and also includes a chapter […]


Accessible Urban Public Transport: Still a long way to go?

Communication in Accessible Urban Public Transport Workshop on standardisation activities concerning interfaces and communicated content, 10 September 2020 14:40~16:00 AAATE’s Special Interest Group on Standardisation and the European project TRIPS organise an online workshop that will be held on 10 September in the framework of the ICCHP 2020 conference 9-11 September 2020. Accessible environments and […]


A New Approach to Designing Transport Systems Free of Mobility Barriers – Interview with ENIL about the TRIPS project

Public transport is a key element in facilitating personal mobility and independent living – both enshrined in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD)[1] – but only if the public transport systems are accessible. The TRIPS project therefore works on a co-design approach that allows people, disabled by inaccessible environments, […]