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    Video: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people's daily lives

    Development Planning Unit (DPU)
    Dec. 1, 2020
    Indonesia

    As we prepare to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities as part of the action research “AT2030: Community led solutions”, we reflect on this year’s theme, “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

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    Video: How does mobile empower me? Joseph’s story

    GSMA
    Dec. 20, 2019
    Kenya

    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.

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    Video: How does mobile empower me? John’s story

    GSMA
    Dec. 11, 2019
    Kenya

    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.

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    Video: How does mobile empower me? Angie's story

    GSMA
    Dec. 3, 2019
    Kenya

    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'.

  • Sumona working using a mobile device Cover Image

    Video: How does mobile empower me? Sumona’s story

    GSMA
    Nov. 29, 2019
    Bangladesh

    Sumona Khan lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is preparing herself for a government job. Sumona earns income through mobile. She records books for blind users.

  • Man holding a prosthetic device Cover Image

    Video: Changing Prosthetic Service Delivery with Amparo

    Amparo Prosthetics
    Jan. 31, 2019

    To reduce the cost and difficulties of lower limb prosthetic manufacturing, Amparo GmbH has developed a new socket (the part of the prosthetics that connects with the person’s residual limb) that is made of thermoplastic material which can be molded directly on the person’s limb.

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  • An image of Andrew with his co-commentator in a recordeing studio with a laptop on the table in front of them, commentating on the Tokyo Paralymic Games Cover Image

    Andrew Mtegha’s Story: Infusing disability rights advocacy into Paralympic sport broadcasting in Malawi

    Loughborough University
    July 29, 2022
    Malawi

    Andrew Mtegha is a disability rights advocate and presenter of several programmes about disability inclusion on the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), such as Disability is Not Inability. The aim of these programmes is to give a platform to people with disabilities to voice out their views about their own issues in Malawi. Although Andrew has never done any sports reporting he was invited to be part of the MBC commentary team for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, provided in Chichewa.

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    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.

  • AT2030 Case Study Vicki’s Story: Rising up to life. Cover Image

    Vicky's Story

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021
    Uganda

    Life in a refugee settlement can be so difficult and challenging. You can imagine how it is like to trek so many kilometres fleeing a conflict from your home country. You can also now imagine the challenges Persons with Disabilities go through 365 days a year. This is twice the suffering experienced by other people, in terms of accessing services, information, the discrimination that comes from being different. 6-year-old Vicky, a resident of Rhino-camp refugee settlement is the second-born in an extended family of eleven. Together with her family members, she fled South Sudan in 2016, when she was only 2 years due to the war.

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    Fan Snapshot

    Shujaaz Inc
    June 23, 2021
    Kenya

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

  • AT2030 Case Study Brenda’s Story: Journey to Gain Mobility Cover Image

    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”.

  • AT2030 Case Study Hakim’s Story: Innovative AT Provision in Refugee Settlements. Cover Image

    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.

  • A woman and a man smile to the camera. They are sitting next to each other. Cover Image

    Video: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people's daily lives

    Development Planning Unit (DPU)
    Dec. 1, 2020
    Indonesia

    As we prepare to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities as part of the action research “AT2030: Community led solutions”, we reflect on this year’s theme, “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

  • Joseph during interview signing Cover Image

    Video: How does mobile empower me? Joseph’s story

    GSMA
    Dec. 20, 2019
    Kenya

    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.

  • John walking with a cane Cover Image

    Video: How does mobile empower me? John’s story

    GSMA
    Dec. 11, 2019
    Kenya

    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.

  • Angie during the interview Cover Image

    Video: How does mobile empower me? Angie's story

    GSMA
    Dec. 3, 2019
    Kenya

    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'.

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    Video: 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.

  • Sumona working using a mobile device Cover Image

    Video: How does mobile empower me? Sumona’s story

    GSMA
    Nov. 29, 2019
    Bangladesh

    Sumona Khan lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is preparing herself for a government job. Sumona earns income through mobile. She records books for blind users.

  • Man holding a prosthetic device Cover Image

    Video: Changing Prosthetic Service Delivery with Amparo

    Amparo Prosthetics
    Jan. 31, 2019

    To reduce the cost and difficulties of lower limb prosthetic manufacturing, Amparo GmbH has developed a new socket (the part of the prosthetics that connects with the person’s residual limb) that is made of thermoplastic material which can be molded directly on the person’s limb.

  • A 3D printed postural support for a manual wheelchair Cover Image

    Digital Technology, to Revolutionise Wheelchair Provision with Motivation

    Motivation
    Nov. 15, 2018

    As part of the AT2030 programme, the Global Disability Innovation Hub supports Motivation in testing their new provision system in Kenya to evaluate the quality of the new designs and understand how distributed manufacturing through 3D printing could augment current wheelchair service, provision models.

  • Three young men assisting a women holding an AT device. Cover Image

    Trialing 3D Printed Bespoke Orthotics to Refugees with Humanity and Inclusion

    Humanity & Inclusion
    Nov. 15, 2018

    As part of the AT2030 programme, Humanity & Inclusion is testing the feasibility of extending their new digital manufacturing approach to provide bespoke orthotics devices across three refugee settlements which are located in North West Uganda. GDI Hub has partnered with Humanity & Inclusion to support them with the research components of the project, to ensure that robust evidence is collected and analysed across all sites. The long term goal of this project is to create digital manufacturing hubs across the region that can support better provision of bespoke prosthetic and orthotic devices to people who live in refugee camps in the East African region.