AAATE ambassadors on Tour

January 31, 2017

From 11th -15th September 2017 the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the University of Sheffield is co-hosting the 14th Congress of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe. This is a great opportunity for researchers, organisations and patient groups to showcase their current research on a European scale.

Our eight AAATE2017 ambassadors who are broadly drawing on the eight dimensions for people living with disabilities (based on the ICF domains) have now met their partners. The aim of the 16 ambassadors is to promote the Congress. Therefore they will go on tour to their Godparents and/or research partners. Please contact us so we can post one of these to you.

We invite everyone to submit a full or short paper to the Conference on ANY topic relevant to assistive or enabling technology, as well as services that make use of such technologies. Share your new knowledge or call for action in the domains of the ambassadors that are (left to right):

  • learning
  • major life areas such as employment
  • civic life
  • relationships
  • domestic life
  • self-care
  • communication
  • mobility

Submit your paper!
Deadline: 17.02.2017 17.00 CET


Happy Valentine’s Day from our AAATE2017 ambassadors and their partners.

After our couples spend Valentine’s Day together, some will start leaving our office on Wednesday. Lord and Lady Social Life and Major Life Areas will go to Canada, Italy and one only has a short journey to Fullwood in Sheffield – in order to promote the AAATE2017 Congress and tell stories about how technology can give more independence.

Follow us on Twitter and read about their trips and who invited them!

Invite them yourself and tell your story of how you transform people’s lives!



Master Learning
and his twin Miss Learning
… master their learning

Lady Social Life
and her partner Lord Social Life
… in their city and online

Mrs Relationships
and her husband Mr Relationships
… love to make new relationships

Major Life Areas
and his sister General Life Areas
… have everything under control

Mr Mobility
and his cousin Miss Mobility
… getting excited about everything that gives them wheels

Miss Self-Care
and her brother Master Self-Care
…  now care for themselves

Sir Domestic
and his wife Lady Domestic
… are so domestic

Miss Communication
and her partner Master Communication
… communicate creatively


WE hope Master Learning had a useful time at #AccessIsrael with @hminto #AAATE2017