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Call for Paper Proposals/Expression of Interest: State of the Art in Assistive Technology (T&D Journal)

In 2025, the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) celebrates the 30th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, the Technology & Disability journal invites contributions to a special issue dedicated to the State of the Art in Assistive Technology. Part of it will be scoping reviews, summarizing and evaluating the existing research […]

Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Playfulness – a recap of #AAATE2023

End of August 2023, the 17h International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) took place in Paris, France. 128 scientific paper presentations were accompanied by 8 policy sessions, 17 education sessions and 20 presentations in the innovation area. We summarized some of the key topics discussed.  It is impossible […]

OECD research on AI for labour market accessibility: opportunities and challenges

In a policy session at #AAATE2023, OECD researcher Chloé Touzet summarised key insights from a study of opportunities and challenges of using AI to foster labour market accessibility from the perspective of both technology innovators and application users. An accessibility expert panel analysed the key results and provided additional perspectives. Here below a summary of […]

Digital inclusion in Vocational Education and Training (VET) – handbook, good practices and experienced speakers 

DIG-i-READY, an EU project focused on improving digital inclusion in Vocational Education and Training (VET), draws to its close. AAATE is partner in the project and happy to participate in the final conference on 1st December 2023 in Brussels. Presented will be the Good Practice Catalog with an evaluation of practices and methodologies used by educators […]

MEDIA RELEASE: The Way Forward in AT

Paris, France, 1st September 2023: The 17h International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) concluded with a high-level panel chaired by Emma Smith, new board member of AAATE, discussing the way forward in AT, two Diamond Awards and one Best Paper Award.  After listening to many of the presentations over the […]

MEDIA RELEASE: The AT expert community gathering in Paris for #AAATE2023

Paris, France, 30 August 2023: This week, the 17h International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is bringing together experts in assistive technology from Europe and the world. With 350 registrants from 45 countries, the conference offers a powerful platform of scientific debate and allows researchers, policy makers, and […]

Preliminary AAATE conference programme online and end of Early Bird fee on 19 June

The AAATE conference is approaching fast. Early Bird tickets are still available until 19 June: Have a look at the reduced fees for AAATE members and members of collaborating organisations, as well as the super reduced fees for students, residents in non-high income countries and persons with disabilities. The preliminary programme is online: […]


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 […]