Assistive Technology User Fellowship: Positioning OPDs as Equal Partners on Assistive Technologies

International Disability Alliance
Sept. 1, 2023
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The International Disability Alliance (IDA), Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) and AT2030 are implementing a project “Positioning OPDs as Equal Partners on Assistive Technology” (AT Project) with the aim to strengthen the role of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations (OPDs) in the use of and access to AT in different parts of the world by reinforcing their technical capacities and contributing to the production of research and knowledge on AT, and to reduce the gap in knowledge among relevant duty bearers, actors and service providers about AT and to document experiences of diverse groups of persons with disabilities who either currently using AT or trying to access it.  

Under this project, five AT user fellows (under IDA’s fellowship programs) from four regions in the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa - MENA) have been selected. The AT fellowship is inclusive with representation of diverse voices including women, men, youth and three constituencies of disability (physical, visual and albinism). Fellows were selected following a competitive, transparent, inclusive and participatory recruitment process.

The fellowship runs from July 2023 to March 2024. 

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