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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 […]


Online Seminar Series on Emerging Assistive Technology

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 […]


Unlocking the human potential – views from the high-level meeting in Bologna

“We can do a lot, but policy makers need to be aware and familiar with the topic of disability and AT.” Download this article here “Change can only happen if all stakeholders are involved, and here today we have them all – represented in the panel and the audience.” With these words Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Secretary […]


Standards in support of assistive technology and accessibility – important but hard to find

A report from the AAATE/SIG workshop on “Standardisation” (S13N) in Bologna, August 2019 There is no doubt that standards are important for both assistive and accessible technology (AT). However, it has become very difficult, if not almost impossible to have a good view of all applicable standards. Additionally, not all standards that should include AT […]


Call for collaboration: Global Challenges require Global Action

Towards a Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations  Assistive technology (AT) is an essential solution for millions of people, yet there are significant global challenges to providing these technologies. Some of these challenges are unique, but many more are shared across nations and cultures.  We, six AT professional organisations (AAATE, ARATA, RESJA, RESNA, RESKO and […]