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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 […]

36 reasons to come to Lecco and discuss AT with the international AT and accessibility community – ICCHP-AAATE_22

ICCHP-AAATE, the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility, is taking place 11-15 July 2022 in beautiful Lecco, Italy. If you work in the field of Assistive Technology (AT), (e)Accessibility, Accessible ICT and Digital Accessibility, you have at least 36 reasons to be there.  For the first time in three years, ICCHP-AAATE 2022 will bring […]

Contribute to ICCHP-AAATE 2022 – Take Your Place in the International Accessibility and AT Community!

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a great opportunity to update you about progress and status in planning ICCHP-AAATE, the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility, scheduled for July 11-15 2022 in beautiful Lecco, Italy.  After an online ICCHP 2020 and a cancelled AAATE 2021, we joined forces in organising this joint […]

Searching for experts – four professorships open at Technical University of Dortmund

We are happy to let you know that the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at TU Dortmund University is seeking to fill four professorships. Through interaction between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies, the university aspires to drive both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. The Department of Rehabilitation […]

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2021-22

The National Disability Authority Research Promotion Scheme 2021/22 is now open for applications. The focus of research topics for this year is: Assistive Products and Consumer Products that support choice and control for Persons with Disabilities. The National Disability Authority, subject to funding, operates a Research Promotion Scheme every two years. The purpose is to […]


With great sadness we heard that our colleague and friend Gunnar Fagerberg passed away on the 4th of October. Gunnar has been an active member of the Assistive Technology community in Europe for many years. Probably his most prominent and eye catching contribution was the HEART study that he led together with his colleague Thomas […]

A European Innovation Partnership on Digital Participation?

During the recent EASPD conference The Future is Now: Person Centred Technology to empower people and disability services I launched the idea for the European Commission to facilitate the establishment of a European Innovation Partnership on the Digital Divide. European Innovation Partnerships (EIP’s) are more or less self-organising collaborative ecosystems that without much top-down coordination […]

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 […]