Luis Azevedo

Manager of ANDITEC

Luis Azevedo is the director of ANDITEC, a Portuguese company dedicated to Assistive Technology and a former researcher in Assistive Technology at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. A Professional Engineer, he holds an MSc in Biomedical/Rehabilitation Engineering (University of Dundee, Scotland) and a PhD in Informatics (University of the Basque Country, Spain). He has been working in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) since 1978 involved in national and international research projects, namely European Union (EU) research projects in the area of Assistive Technology. He has been acting as an expert for the European Union in the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes. A founding member of AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe), served in the first Board of Directors of this Association, and was the Chair and the responsible for the organization of the Conference AAATE2013 that took place in Portugal, September 2013 . Former member of the Board of Directors of ISAAC (International Society for Alternative and Augmentative Communication), he was the Conference Chair of ISAAC2014, that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2014. His current research interests include the area of Assistive Technology for Complex Communication Needs and the Training of Professionals in AT.