About AAATE 2019


The AAATE Conference is organised and promoted by the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, the European umbrella organisation for stakeholders in Assistive Technology in Europe. 

The  Conference gathers researchers and practitioners from academia, service providers and industry to discuss the latest innovations and visionary ideas in the field of assistive technology (AT). We invite contributions on all aspects related to technology and disability down the value chain: Research, Design & Development, Production & Distribution, Service Delivery, Education & Training and Use & Impact.

Broad conference themes include but are not limited to:

  • AT for cognitive, sensory and motor disabilities
  • Emerging and innovative AT devices
  • AT, smart environments and IoT
  • AAC
  • eAccessibility
  • Mobility and seating solutions
  • Ageing and technology
  • AT service delivery systems, practices, quality and outcomes
  • AT and social assistive robotics
  • AT, digital health and innovation in care
  • AT in low- and middle-income countries
  • AT and education
  • Policy related to AT and services


Hosting organizations

The hosting organisations of the 2019 edition are:


Logo of AIAS Bologna, co-organizer of the AAATE Conference  

AIAS Bologna onlus, one of Europe’s major independent AT service provider.

University of Bologna