|10th AAATE Conference “Inclusion between past and future, AT from adapted equipment to inclusive enviroments” August 31-Sept 2, 2009|
10th AAATE Conference “Inclusion between past and future, AT from adapted equipment to inclusive enviroments”
As technology develops rapidly and an Information Society is approaching, the concept of Assistive Technology seems to be moving away from adopting the most appropriate device/s for each user in order to overcome the limitations to her/his activity to the design and set up of the total environment in which people live, supported by suitable functionalities (services) and, when necessary, by additional support devices integrated within the environment. At present, these two perspectives are deeply intertwined, from both a technological and a social point of view. The main aim of the conference is just to provide an opportunity to clarify the differences and the common points between them and to better define a way for the future.
August 31-Sept 2, 2009