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 31 countries globally.

Programme Clusters

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

Latest

  • Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in Mongolian

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Iain McKinnon, Mikaela Patrick, AIFO, Tegsh Niigem, Universal Progress ILC
    April 26, 2021
    Publications

    Inclusive Infrastructure in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - case study in Mongolian

  • Product Narratives: Eyeglasses in French

    Mathilde Chaudron, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Priya Morjaria, Vicki Austin
    April 25, 2021
    Publications

    Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access, scale and serivce delivery models.

  • Product Narratives: Prosthesis in Chinese

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Frederic Seghers, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Alison End Fineberg, Margaret Savage, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, UCL
    April 25, 2021
    Publications

    The Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale, through innovative products, new service delivery models and local capacity.

  • Product Narratives: Digital in French

    Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Margaret Savage, Dennis Sondergaard, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Priya Morjaria, Jeffrey Boyar, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, George Torrens
    April 25, 2021
    Publications

    Product Narratives are key elements of our AT2030 objectives. They help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale through innovative products; new service delivery models and local capacity.

  • 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
    News

    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.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities in informal settlements in Sierra Leone and Indonesia

    Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren, UCL, Nina Asterina, Kota Kita, Hawanatu Bangura, SLURC
    Dec. 3, 2020

    The 3rd of December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We reflect on this year’s theme “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World” through DPU’s research “AT2030: Community led solutions” in informal settlements Sierra Leone and Indonesia.

  • 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.

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