Conference themes

A non-exhaustive list of relevant discussion topics includes:

  • Technological innovation in Assistive Technology;
  • The need for interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approaches to the development of integrated solutions;
  • The contribution of Assistive Technology and Design for All towards inclusion;
  • Equipment interconnectivity and compatibility, covering hardware, software and wireless, to favor integrated solutions to inclusion;
  • The need for standardization (formal, informal and de facto);
  • Cultural aspects: e.g. acceptance of different approaches, designs and aesthetics of AT devices and inclusive living environments, high tech versus low tech, creative solutions for complex problems;
  • Social aspects: penetration of AT and integrated approaches, the role of Europe in building up inclusion competence in emerging and developing countries, etc.;
  • Technology transfer, towards not only AT industry, but also mainstream industry.