The project – Para Sport Against Stigma – will investigate the use of Para sport as a catalyst for change in attitudes about disability and assistive technology (AT) in Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia. The first activity to take place as part of the programme is an I’mPOSSIBLE Educator Course, which started this week on 16 November. This week-long course, which takes place online due to current COVID-19 restrictions, will see participants from Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia become certified I’mPOSSIBLE Educators and allow them to deliver I’mPOSSIBLE training to teachers.
The ATA-C can be used for awareness raising, policy and programme design and ongoing monitoring and evaluation by policy-makers, decision-makers and country governments involved in assistive technology work. The ATA-C implementation process can also serve to bring diverse stakeholders together and build momentum for action.
In Uganda, HI has adapted 3D printing technology used for physical rehabilitation to produce protective face visors for health professionals on the front line
Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator, Innovate Now, is launching the third call for application from innovators across the African continent to develop technologies and services designed to assist people living with disabilities around the theme of the Future of Inclusive Employment.
As part of the AT2030 Programme, UNESCO's International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), UCL's Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), the European Disability Forum (EDF), and the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) are seeking ideas to help build a research agenda on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Assistive Technology (AT).