Launch of WHO Training in Assistive Products
Training in Assistive Products (TAP) is a new open access online training resource to prepare primary health and other personnel to fulfill an assistive technology role. This new gobal resource has been driven by support from UK aid through GDI Hub's AT2030 programme.
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of the first TAP module, 'Introduction to Assistive Products', will run for a two-week period from 10 until 24 November 2022. The module will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Georgian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Ukrainian. Course content includes identifying people who may benefit from assistive technology; providing simple assistive products such as reading glasses or elbow crutches; or referral for more complex products and other services.
TAP is an open access online training resource to prepare primary health and other personnel to fulfil an assistive technology role. Appropriate to a broad range of contexts, TAP is targeted at primary health care and community workforce, as well as those providing services to people who need assistive products within other sectors.
This course if suitable for policy makers, educators, clinicians, advocates and beyond.