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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 […]


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 […]


“Global Challenges in Assistive Technology” – 15th international AAATE conference to be hosted by the world’s oldest university in Bologna, Italy, 27-30 August 2019

Press Release November 2018 Bologna, Italy: For the 15th time, the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is inviting assistive technology (AT) experts, researchers, manufacturers, providers, professionals and end users of AT and everyone who works in a field where AT is deployed, to come together and discuss the global challenges […]


Gaps as wide as the Grand Canyon

The technological evolution in assistive technology (AT) over the past 20 years has been as stunning as the evolution in consumer electronics. However, the availability and provision of these technologies lags behind and while in some countries AT is increasingly high-tech, people in other countries do not have access to the even most basic tools. […]


Participating in the European InLife project – perspectives from a university and social care institution

The InLife project – INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly – ran for three years and concluded in February 2018 with an online platform for ICT services supporting older adults living with dementia. Dr. Sarah Kate Smith, researcher at the University of Sheffield and Belinda Black, Chief Executive of Sheffcare, who manages a number […]


GAAD and AAATE – towards a common goal

Whether it is raising awareness about accessibility – what it is, why it is needed, what it looks like in real life, or promoting the development of assistive technology – explaining what it is, who needs it and how to deliver it, GAAD and AAATE work towards a common goal: making products and services, and […]


SAVE THE DATE: Ageing better IN real LIFE!

Technology enabled strategies and tools for supporting older adults living in the community SAVE THE DATE! Madrid, 17 January 2018 – 09.00-14.00 – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid A workshop organised by the IN LIFE project consortium On average people in Europe live longer than just one generation ago. The challenge for Europe is to make […]



Employing ICT tools to assist elderly users with cognitive impairment

The project on INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly (IN LIFE) aims at turning existing research efforts into practical applications, in particular for senior citizens. Flexible ICT solutions could assist elderly users with cognitive impairment in organising, carrying out and completing everyday tasks and constitute essential factors for continuing to be and feel independent. […]


Training elderly patients in a playful way – the gamification of eHealth tools

Virtualware is a Spanish pioneer SME dedicated to developing solutions using Virtual Reality technology and consortium partner in the InLife project, which works on all-around, personalised, multi-faceted existing ICT solutions and services addressing diverse daily activities (eating, physical activity, commuting, mental stimulation, communication, social interaction, etc.) to users with cognitive impairment living in their own […]