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Lecco, ITALY, 13 July 2022: WHO’s Chapal Khasnabis is awarded the AAATE Honorary Membership and Prof. Luc de Witte receives AAATE’s Diamond Award. The AAATE Honorary Membership is granted exceptionally by the AAATE Board to people having contributed greatly to the field of assistive technology in Europe and the world, to date only granted to […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Signing of the Lecco Declaration

Lecco, ITALY, 12 July 2022: Today, ENIL, AAATE, and UITP – representing end-users with disabilities, assistive technology experts and public transport providers across Europe, signed the Lecco Declaration. The Lecco Declaration outlines key principles that organizations can build on to implement accessibility and foster an understanding of how to shape future public transport models to […]

MEDIA RELEASE: ICCHP_AAATE_22 kicking off in Lecco

Lecco, ITALY, 13 July 2022: Today the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility (ICCHP-AAATE) opened its doors to over 400 registered participants in beautiful Lecco, Italy. We were honored to have Giampiero Griffo giving the opening keynote speech. Giampiero is board member of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and was part […]

MEDIA RELEASE: High-Level Meeting on accessible transport in Lecco

Lecco, ITALY, 11 July 2022: As partner in the TRIPS consortium, we are proud to announce the High-Level Meeting on “Moving faster forward towards. Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport for All”, organized in the framework of the pre-conference programme to the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility (ICCHP-AAATE), held on 11-15 […]

The Global Report on AT at ICCHP-AAATE 2022

The WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology: Moving forward together Policy session at the ICCHP-AAATE joint conference, 14 July 2022, 14.00-16.00 h. Organised by AAATE and GAATO, in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF On the 16th of May 2022 the first Global Report on Assistive Technology was launched by the WHO and UNICEF. Over 500 […]

High level meeting on accessible and inclusive public transport in the ICCHP-AAATE 2022 preconference programme

The meeting will take place on 12 July 2022 in Lecco (IT) and it will explore the opportunities for speeding up the process of making European public transport fully accessible and inclusive. It will look at good practices, after which a panel of distinguished and representative stakeholders will discuss the challenges ahead. More information.

Two key documents published in May: WHO’s Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT), hand in hand with GAATO’s Report on Grand Challenge on AT Outcomes and Impacts

In May, two important reports were published, underlying the large, unmet need for assistive technology worldwide. WHO UNICEF estimates that over 2.5 billion people in the world would benefit from having one or more assistive products, however access to AT varies between 3% to 90% depending on the country. “Access to appropriate, quality assistive technology […]

TRansport Innovation for disabled People needs Satisfaction – TRIPS celebrating GAAD

MEDIA RELEASE Linz, 2 May 2022: In time with the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 19 May, the TRIPS project consortium is organising the three-part “No Passenger Left Behind” webinar series. Accessible public transport is a crucial element to facilitate independent living – no matter if you are a person with a disability, a […]

TRIPS webinar on the importance of accessible transport post-Covid

Due to travel restrictions and home confinement, a hybrid model of work and learning emerged in many countries, which allowed or sometimes forced many people to work or learn from home. While the facilitation of working and studying from home and remotely has long been a request from the disability community for easier integration in […]

One project, three webinars and the high ambition of making urban public transport accessible

Three webinars – 5 May, 10 May and 23 June – to look at accessible transport with public transport providers, policy makers and travelers with disabilities. A call for action to make accessibility a core objective of upcoming infrastructure investments, in particular in public urban transport. A sharing of co-design solutions currently trialed in seven […]