It is estimated that by 2050 two billion people would benefit from Assistive Technology, yet 90% will not have access.

AT2030 is changing that. 

GReAT, WHO

It is estimated that by 2050 two billion people would benefit from Assistive Technology, yet 90% will not have access.

AT2030 is changing that. 

AT2030 tests ‘what works’ to improve access to life-changing Assistive Technology (AT) for all; investing £20m over 5 years to support solutions to scale. Led by Global Disability Innovation Hub and funded by UK aid, AT2030 will reach 9 million directly and 20 million more indirectly, driving a lifetime of potential. AT2030 is operational in 35 countries globally.

Spotlight: Global Report on Assistive Technology 

On 16th May, the WHO and UNICEF will publish the Global Report on Assistive Technology with AT2030 and ATscale as co-sponsors. The AT2030 programme has supported the creation of the world's first global report, thanks to UK Aid. 

An orange and and purple banner with an abstract image of a person in blocks of the SDG colours. Global Report on Assistive Technology launch 16th May 15:00 - 16:00 CEST

GReAT, WHO

Programme Clusters

The programme is divided into four Programme Clusters and 12 sub-programmes to test ‘what works’ for AT

GDI Hub is a founding partner in the #WeThe15 Movement

The GDI Hub is playing a key role in the ten-year #WeThe15 campaign, which champions inclusion for the 15% of the global population living with disabilities.

Find out more about #WeThe15.

Latest

  • Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Solo, Indonesia

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, UK Aid
    May 11, 2022
    Indonesia

    The third case study as part of the Inclusive Infrastructure programme on Solo, Indonesia. This case study builds a picture of the current state of inclusion and accessibility in the built environment and infrastructure in Solo through engaging local stakeholders and communities and exploring the understanding of and potential for inclusive design to address some of the current barriers to inclusion.

  • Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, Development Planning Unit (DPU), SLURC, the SHM foundation
    March 10, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone This report shares the findings of research conducted in five informal settlements across the cities of Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2020- 2021 as part of the AT2030 Project (AT2030 SP9).

  • Project Summary: Drive Affordability and Availability

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    March 10, 2022
    Global

    Project Summary of Sub-Programme 6: Drive Affordability and Availability, under Cluster 3. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) partnered with country governments to identify opportunities to drive AT availability and affordability. This summary document highlights objectives of the project, impact, key achievements, lessons learned and outputs.

  • Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone Report was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 programme's Country Investment Fund.

  • AT2030 Midterm Impact Summary

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    May 19, 2022
    Global

    With the launch of the Global Report on Assistive Technology, AT2030 publishes the Midterm Impact Summary brochure to highlight the impact of the work across our programmes.

  • Global Report on Assistive Technology due to be launched!

    Katherine Perry
    May 13, 2022
    Global

    16th May 2022 marks the launch of the first ever Global Report for Assistive Technology

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dec. 13, 2021
    Kenya

    The President also launched the new Digital Registration System developed by the National Council for Persons With Disabilities this year, aimed at addressing data gaps and curbing cases of fraud. The system will also offer a new generation disability identification card with security features to prevent potential fraud and ensure the right people get registered.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

    Dr. Abdulaya Dumbuya
    Dec. 13, 2021
    Sierra Leone

    One of our brilliant partners in Sierra Leone, Dr Abs Dumbuya, who works with us on the AT2030 project, recently wrote a letter on the celebrations in the country on International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December and the progress the country has made.

  • Innovation Podcast

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Giulia Barbareschi, Government of Kenya, ALL Institute (Maynooth University), UK Aid, UCL, Rhys Williams, Dr Rhys Williams, Institute of Making
    Feb. 15, 2021
    Global

    A podcast featuring interviews and stories from the brains behind the disruptive and cutting-edge innovations that are aiming to impact the lives of millions of people living in different areas of the world.

  • The purely economic case for investing in Health for All

    Vallès-Codina, O. (2022, forthcoming). “The purely economic case for investing in health for all in lower- and upper-middle income countries: input-output and network analysis of their industrial ecossytem”. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series (IIPP WP 2022-03)

  • Can Paralympic sport break down barriers to assistive technology use in Africa?

    Nyasha Mharakurwa, Stacy Konadu Mensah, Patrick Yaw Obeng
    Sept. 13, 2021
    Africa

    In this blog, Nyasha Mharakurwa, a wheelchair tennis player and London 2012 Paralympian from Zimbabwe, Stacy Konadu Mensah, a wheelchair tennis player from Ghana, and Patrick Yaw Obeng, a para-athlete from Ghana share their reflections and experiences of barriers to assistive technology access and how Para sports can help break down these barriers for disabled people in Africa.

  • Unlocking the potential of the Paralympics: Para Sport Against Stigma

    Dr. Jessica Noske Turner (LU London), Prof. Mufunanji Magalsi (UofMalawi), Sheila Mogalo (IPC Consultant)
    Aug. 17, 2021
    Africa

    Community engagement is indispensable to realising the potential impact of the Paralympic Games in different African contexts. The Para Sport Against Stigma project is using action research with partners to try out different approaches in practice to develop a knowledge pool for the kinds of community engagement processes that could ground the Paralympics in diverse contexts across the ‘arc’ of the Games cycle: the lead up, the main event, and the legacy of this year’s Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.

  • The Launch of the Clubfoot Product Narrative

    Miracle Feet, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Frederic Seghers
    July 29, 2021
    Global

    This blog highlights the need for appropriately resourced and accessible clubfoot treatment programmes around the world. Through this story meet Quraish who shares his experience of the impact early treatment had on his life. Born with clubfoot, a birth defect in which one or both feet are turned inward and downward, it wasn’t until Quraish was four years old that his parents found treatment for his condition. “It changed my life forever,” he says. “I can wear shoes, run like any person can.” Now, with an accounting degree from Makerere University, he wants to pay it forward and help others realize their full potential.

  • Championing Assistive Technology in Indonesia’s new National Commission for Disabilities

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Feb. 11, 2022
    Indoneisa

    An impact story introducing Eka Prastama Widiyanta - one of the seven members of the newly established National Commission for Disabilities (KND) in Indonesia, for the 2021-2026 period. December 2021 has marked a new milestone for persons with disabilities in Indonesia. President Joko Widodo appointed seven members of the newly established National Commission for Disabilities (KND) for the 2021-2026 period. Eka Prastama Widiyanta, former programme officer for CHAI under the AT2030 programme in Indonesia, was appointed as one of the country’s seven KND Commissioners.

  • Brenda's Story

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021
    Uganda

    10-year-old Brenda who lives with her mother in Ofua, Rhino Camp, Arua district in Uganda was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which build-up fluid is stored in the cavities deep within Brenda’s brain. The extra fluid has put pressure on Brenda’s brain which the mother felt would cause damage to her daughter’s brain, as she narrates,” My daughter’s head has enlarged since she was born, she experiences headache, has cognitive difficulties, impaired vision and she has loss coordination and incontinence”.

  • Hakim's Story

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021
    Uganda

    Hakim is a 30-year-old male refugee from South Sudan staying in one of the 6 villages that make up Omugo Refugee settlement, the 7th zone in Rhino Camp. AT2030 partner Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has been working with persons with disabilities (PwD) like Hakim since 2018.

  • Fan Snapshot

    Shujaaz Inc
    June 23, 2021
    Kenya

    Fans responses to stories on Shujaaz's social media platforms featuring people with disabilities

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