Improving data and evidence to unlock investment into AT
- Leading the research on reimagining value, impact, and return on investment
- Gathering evidence to measure progress
- Developing an Economics of AT framework methodology
- Understand the factors driving discrimination and stigma
- Support the World Health Organization’s first World Report on Assistive Technology
- Research, Evidence and Impact: Led by GDI Hub at UCL with the support of the IIPP, ALL Institute and Leonard Cheshire Disability. Framing the economics of AT around a mission-led approach; developing a return on investment framework and researching what works to overcome stigma.
Jamie Danemayer, Dorothy Boggs, Vinicius Delgado Ramos, Emma M. Smith, Ariana Kular, William Bhot, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Sarah Polack, Catherine HollowaySept. 20, 2021Global
This systematic review collates data extracted from 207 studies, presenting indicators of population-level access to AT globally.
Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, UNESCO's International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence, European Disability Forum, Jožef Stefan InstituteMarch 29, 2021Global
This briefing summarises the findings of an online expert roundtable on AI and AT held in November 2020. The event brought together experts working at the forefront of AI and AT to highlight the potential of using AI for AT and establish a list of ‘grand challenges’ to drive forward innovation in the AI & AT sector ahead of the launch of the newly formed International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI). Participants included industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and AT users. The roundtable was funded by the AT2030 programme which is funded by FCDO and led by Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). The session focused on four areas: AI & Communication, AI & Mobility, AI & Improving Information,
Global Disability Innovation Hub becomes the worlds first WHO Collaborating Centre on Assistive TechnologyGlobal Disability Innovation Hub, Global Cooperation on Assistive TechnologyMarch 15, 2021Global
The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), based at UCL, is the first organisation to be awarded the status of World Health Organisation (WHO) Official Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology (AT). Led by GDI Hub’s Academic Director, Professor Cathy Holloway, the WHO Collaborating Centre will focus on driving global disability innovation to work towards a fairer world through access to assistive and accessible technology.
Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Sarah Albala, Rainer Kattel, Felipe Ramos BarajasJan. 25, 2021Global
Part of the Data & Evidence Cluster this working paper answers one of the three main research questions: A Mission-Led Approach. This paper proposes a public sector-led, mission-oriented approach. While setting the mission and the directionality is the role of government, NGOs, industry, AT users and the charity sector are able to drive forward the agenda of AT access through their own essential and complementary roles.
Clinton Health Access InitiativeOct. 2, 2020South Africa
The publication gives an overview of the challenge, what works and next steps. Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, CHAI is partnering with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT.