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18th AAATE Conference

Technology for Inclusion and Participation for All: Recent Achievements and Future Directions

Nicosia (CY), 10-12 September 2025

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AAATE is looking forward to welcoming you on the 10th – 12th of September 2025 in Nicosia Cyprus, for the 18th biennial AAATE 2025 Conference.

Every two years, the conference brings together researchers, experts, practitioners, manufacturers, Assistive Technology (AT) users, policymakers, and providers of AT and accessibility, as well as everyone else working in this field, to discuss the latest innovations and visionary ideas in the field of assistive technology and accessibility. 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 products and solutions 
  • AT and education, employment, and leisure/sports
  • AT, smart environments, domotics and IoT
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Inclusive gaming 
  • Accessibility in all areas and sectors
  • Artificial Intelligence and disability
  • Mobility and seating solutions
  • Ageing and technology
  • AT service delivery systems, practices, quality and outcomes
  • Robotic AT 
  • AT, digital health, and innovation in care 
  • AT in low- and middle-income countries
  • AT in emergency settings
  • Policy related to AT and services
  • Global challenges in access to AT
  • AT education 
  • Digital skills for all
  • AT and wider social issues (e.g. gender, environment, conflict,….)

Conference structure

The conference offers two main strands of contributions:

Research Strand: 

Presentation of scientific papers presenting research outcomes, as well as conceptual and theoretical perspectives in all disciplinary areas in the field of assistive technology and accessibility.

Inclusion Forum: 

  • Policy Sessions: presenting and discussing a wide range of issues in the broader context of AT and accessibility, in relation to policy and decision-making in all disciplinary areas and across sectors
  • Educational Sessions: sharing and acquisition of knowledge and skills, development of learning experiences, delivering short workshops, and sharing of educational content
  • Innovation Area: showcasing of new products, prototypes or service innovations 

Get involved

Become a collaborating organisation/consortium, allowing your members and affiliates to have access to a reduced fee. More information here.

Become a sponsor, creating visibility for your company, and having discounts for your business partners. Please contact hoogerwerf at aaate dot net for discussing options. 

Become a collaborating organisation by contributing “in kind”. Please contact hoogerwerf at aaate dot net for discussing options. 

Why should you attend the AAATE 2025 conference in Cyprus

Share and Contribute

Don’t keep your knowledge, work, expertise and experience for yourself and your team! Join us to contribute to the advancement of assistive technology in Europe and beyond. Join us to empower the participation of all through the use of technology and the right of every person to access appropriate, affordable and accessible assistive and mainstream technologies.

Network, Collaborate & Learn

None of us knows everything! Together, we can remove barriers, provide opportunities, and unlock each person’s potential! The field of assistive technology is probably the most interdisciplinary field, and this is what we do: we interact for equal opportunities and participation for now and the future. Join the conference to keep the community growing!


Give yourself some time to enjoy Cyprus sunshine, beaches and cultural heritage. We promise excellent Cypriot hospitality and traditional Mediterranean cuisine!

Conference dress code

Light and comfortable, remember to bring your hat!