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

AT2030 is changing that.

Photo of Ahmad Riyad Islami in Indonesia. Credits to Angus Stewart.

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 6 million more indirectly, driving a lifetime of potential. AT2030 is operational in 15 countries across Africa and Asia.

Programme Clusters

The programme is divided into four Programme Clusters to test ‘what works’ for AT


  • Product Narrative: Digital Assistive Technology (executive summary)

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Katherine Perry, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Margaret Savage, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Priya Morjaria, Jeffrey Boyar, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, Dennis Laurentius, George Torrens
    Nov. 23, 2020

    This is the Executive Summary of the Product Narrative: Assistive Technology

  • Product Narrative: Digital Assistive Technology

    Margaret Savage, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Jeffrey Boyar, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Dennis Laurentius, George Torrens, Katherine Perry, Priya Morjaria, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Barbara Goedde, ATscale
    Nov. 23, 2020

    This document is the final in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions. The previous four documents focused on wheelchairs, hearings aids, prostheses, and eyeglasses.

  • Assistive Technology Use and Provision During COVID19: Results From a Rapid Global Survey

    Emma M. Smith, Maria Luisa Toro Hernandez, Ikenna D. Ebuenyi, Elena V. Syurina, Dr Giulia Barbareschi, Krista L. Best, Jamie Danemayer, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Nuha Ibrahim, Catherine Holloway, Malcolm MacLachlan
    Nov. 11, 2020

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted all segments of society, but it has posed particular challenges for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, those with chronic illness and older people regarding their participation in daily life. These groups often benefit from assistive technology (AT) and so it is important to understand how use of AT may be affected by or may help to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Catalysing AT access: A unified approach to fund and provide AT services in Indonesia

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 30, 2020

    Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, AT2030 partners are working with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT. CHAI and the AT2030 programme published a case study on how a new coordinating mechanism within Indonesia is catalysing access to AT within the country.

  • Digital assistive technology for inclusion: Zainab's story

    Barbara Goedde
    Nov. 23, 2020

    Zainab Jalal Ahmed is 37 years old and works as a translator (Arabic-English) for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq. The documents she translates include Memorandums of Understanding and other legal document, as well as - to facilitate the sponsorship of Iraqi students to study in overseas universities in Britain, the United States or Australia - applications, transcripts of their marks and abstracts of their works. As many are documents are legal in nature, the translations need to be very precise. Zainab also interprets for delegations and other visitors.

  • Powering Inclusion: Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Technology

    Felipe Ramos Barajas
    Nov. 14, 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050 two billion people will need AT, yet 90% will not have access. This is why the AT2030 programme is engaged in testing research, innovation, policy, and building community solutions to see what works in addressing that enormous challenge.

  • Exploring the experience of persons with disabilities of using mobile technology in their daily lives in Kenya and Bangladesh

    Nusrat Jahan
    Nov. 6, 2020

    Although, mobile phones are universally used for communication, for persons with disabilities they become essential assistive technologies that bridge barriers to opportunities which are not accessible otherwise.

  • Assistive Technology: What is in a name?

    Oct. 19, 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) defines assistive technology as ‘the application of organized knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services.’ Assistive products are ‘any external product (including devices, equipment, instruments or software)…the primary purpose of which is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, and thereby promote their well-being’.1 Put simply, assistive products are the products and assistive technology is the whole ecosystem that is needed for their safe and effective provision and use.

  • How does mobile empower me? Joseph’s story

    Dec. 20, 2019

    Joseph Matheka Nzioka is deaf and works in construction, plumbing, roofing and welding. He lives in Ngoloni, Kenya. Mobile helps Joseph do his work and be financially included.

  • How does mobile empower me? John’s story

    Dec. 11, 2019

    John was born blind, he is a student at Kenyatta University and lives in Nairobi. He uses his mobile device to study and live an independent life.

  • How does mobile empower me? Angie's story

    Dec. 3, 2019

    Angie has albinism and has low-vision. She is a student, an actress and a model. 'Mobile technology has helped me to learn more about albinism and access information. Also to use financial services'.

  • How mobile operators are driving inclusion of persons with disabilities

    GSMA, Clara Aranda
    Dec. 3, 2019

    This case study by GSMA aims to highlight how mobile operators are closing the mobile disability gap and also driving inclusion. The report spotlights two mobile operators that are championing disability inclusion– Safaricom and Turkcell.

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