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    Inclusive Infrastructure Case Study Nairobi, Kenya

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Kounkuey Design Initiative
    Nov. 3, 2022
    Kenya

    Nairobi is experiencing rapid growth and investment in infrastructure which offers great potential to embed inclusion. The city has complex urban development challenges with roads and transportation commonly cited as major challenges. This case study explore the current state of the infrastructure provision - and makes recommendations for opportunities to imbed accessibility and inclusion.

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    Paralympic Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sport, Media and Communication for Social Change

    Dr. Jessica Noske Turner (LU London), Prof. Mufunanji Magalsi (UofMalawi), Jo Tacchi
    Aug. 29, 2022

    Tokyo 2020 was boardcast to 49 territories across Sub-Saharan Africa. This commentry explores a historic moment in the development and expansion of Paralympic broadcasting and is at the same time an example of how Paralympic media is being harnessed as a pedagogical force and instigator for disability development agendas in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Para Sport Against Stigma: Research Report on the Tokyo 2020 Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), University of Malawi
    July 26, 2022
    Malawi

    The AT 2030 Para Sport Against Stigma project aimed to examine how disability stigma can be overcome through Para sport so to increase assistive technology (AT) adoption in Africa. The project centred on a four-pillar approach: education, athlete development, Paralympic broadcast and cross-cutting research activity. This research report documents the research insights.

  • Learning Note: Country Investment Fund

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    July 20, 2022

    Under AT2030 Country Investment Fund, CHAI has demonstrated the potential to work with governments on a shift away from parallel and fragmented AT provision towards integration with public systems for scale and sustainability. Delivering foundational, strategic, agreed national AT priorities, and reach disabled people directly with access to AT across four focus countries – Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

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    AT2030 Midterm Impact Brochure

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 9, 2022

    The five-year AT2030 programme officially started in October 2019, and this Report takes stock of our impact to date and the diversity of successes delivered by the programme.

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    Assistive Technology in Two Humanitarian Contexts, Bangladesh and Jordan

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Humanity & Inclusion, CBM Global Disability Inclusion, Centre for Disability in Development
    June 6, 2022

    Despite increased focus on the need for assistive technology (AT), very little is actually known about how people who need AT are managing in humanitarian contexts. This research found that the provision of AT (in this case mainly assistive devices) is ad hoc, and largely related to the access, availability and focus of NGO-funded projects in camps or communities. Devices alone cannot ensure wider inclusion – for that, there still needs to be attitudinal change, environmental adaptations, better provision of resources (including rehabilitation) and much wider awareness about the policies and legislation that support the rights of persons with disabilities, including those who have crossed an international border to seek safety and security.

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    Inclusive Entrepreneur Toolkit

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    July 25, 2022

    The open entrepreneurship toolkit is a set of learning materials that can help entrepreneurs to solve problems by creating and experimenting with different strategies to build the entrepreneurial mindset you need to succeed.

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    Kenyan Assistive Technology Ecosystem Strengthening

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, UK Aid, Brink
    July 25, 2022

    AT2030 is gathering information about stakeholders working in areas relevant to innovation, disability, and assistive technology in Kenya. The mapping is being led by GDI Hub with the University of Nairobi, and Maynooth University and on behalf of the Government of Kenya. This resource will contribute to improving assistive technology policies and systems in Kenya.

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    AT2030 Midterm Impact Brochure

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 9, 2022

    The five-year AT2030 programme officially started in October 2019, and this Report takes stock of our impact to date and the diversity of successes delivered by the programme.

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    Nigeria: Priority Assistive Products List

    Ministary of Abuja
    March 14, 2022
    Nigeria

    The outcome of extensive deliberations and consultations by various stakeholders in the assistive technology sector in Nigeria, this document is designed to set in motion the catalytic change required in the assistive technology sector to improve access to assistive devices and fulfill the vital needs of the 25 million persons with disabilities who live in Nigeria.

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    Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Priority Assistive Technology Products List of Sierra Leone Report was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 programme's Country Investment Fund.

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    Assistive Technology (AT) Policy and Strategic Plan 2021-25

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Government of Sierra Leone
    Feb. 24, 2022
    Sierra Leone

    The Assistive Technology Policy and Strategic Plan was developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative under the AT2030 Programme Country Investment Fund.

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    Assistive Technology in urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone & Indonesia

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Dr Mark Carew, Development Planning Unit (DPU), Julian Walker, Dr Ignacia Ossul Vermehren
    Jan. 21, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    A new report presenting the findings from surveys in five urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia using the rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) tool.

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    Assistive Technology Capacity Assessment (ATA-C) Instruction Manual

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Clinton Health Access Initiative, World Health Organization
    Sept. 14, 2021
    Global

    The Assistive Technology Capacity Assessment (ATA-C) tool has been developed to help understand the AT sector at national and subnational level using the 5P framework. The aim is to assist local stakeholders in collecting information to build up a comprehensive understanding of a country’s capacity to regulate, finance, procure and provide AT to meet national needs appropriately. This in turn can inform decision-making, strengthen the AT sector and improve access to AT.

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    What is assistive technology? LSHTM Presentation at ICED conference

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Sept. 7, 2021

    What is assistive technology? LSHTM Presentation at ICED conference

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    I’mPOSSIBLE toolkits: Zambia

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    May 16, 2021
    Zambia

    I’mPOSSIBLE is an education programme to spread the Paralympic values and the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people throughout the world. Through education of inclusion and the Paralympic values, I’mPOSSIBLE aims to challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment. This toolkit has been adapted to fit the local context of Zambia as part of AT2030's Para Sport Against Stigma project.

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    I’mPOSSIBLE toolkits: Ghana

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    May 10, 2021
    Ghana

    I’mPOSSIBLE is an education programme to spread the Paralympic values and the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people throughout the world. Through education of inclusion and the Paralympic values, I’mPOSSIBLE aims to challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment. This toolkit has been adapted to fit the local context of Ghana as part of AT2030's Para Sport Against Stigma project.

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    New economics of assistive technology: A call for a missions approach

    Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Sarah Albala, Rainer Kattel
    Jan. 25, 2021
    Global

    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.

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    UCL
    Sept. 18, 2020
    Global

    This is the Privacy Note for the Call for evidence of Powering Inclusion: AI and Assistive Technology.

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    GATE, World Health Organization
    June 15, 2020

    Presentation from WHO on ATA-C tool.

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    AT2030 Communications Strategy

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Louise Gebbett
    June 1, 2020

    This strategy has been developed to guide communications for the AT2030 programme. It is intended to be a point of reference for communications, a collective call to action, and a clear statement of priorities for the partnership. It will evolve as the programme does and includes details of how resources are allocated to achieve communication objectives.

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    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 1, 2020

    The theory of change presents the inputs, programmes, activities, outputs, outcome and impact of the AT2030 programme.

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    Capturing and Creating Value in the Assistive Technologies Landscape through a Mission-Oriented Approach: A New Research and Policy Agenda

    Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Sarah Albala, Malcolm MacLachlan, David Banes, Rose Bandukda, Rainer Kattel, Mariana Mazzucato, Julian Walker
    Aug. 1, 2019
    Global

    The working paper presents a new research and policy agenda for capturing and Creating Value in the Assistive Technologies Landscape through a Mission-Oriented Approach.

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    AT2030 leaflet

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 3, 2019

    Over five years, AT2030 will test ‘what works’ to improve access to AT and will invest £20m to support solutions to scale. With a focus on innovative products, new service models, and global capacity support, the programme will reach 9 million people directly and 6 million more indirectly to enable a lifetime of potential through life-changing Assistive Technology.

  • Measuring Access to Assistive Technology using the WHO rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) questionnaire in Guatemala: Results from a Population-based Survey

    Dorothy Boggs, Angelique Kester, Ana Cordón, Jonathan Naber, Sarah Polack, Gonna Rota
    Nov. 9, 2022

    Using the World Health Organisation (WHO) rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) tool, this study aimed to estimate the population level self-reported Assistive Technology use and unmet need in the province of Sololá in Western Guatemala.

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    Inclusive Infrastructure Case Study Nairobi, Kenya

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, Kounkuey Design Initiative
    Nov. 3, 2022
    Kenya

    Nairobi is experiencing rapid growth and investment in infrastructure which offers great potential to embed inclusion. The city has complex urban development challenges with roads and transportation commonly cited as major challenges. This case study explore the current state of the infrastructure provision - and makes recommendations for opportunities to imbed accessibility and inclusion.

  • Learning Note: Country Investment Fund

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    July 20, 2022

    Under AT2030 Country Investment Fund, CHAI has demonstrated the potential to work with governments on a shift away from parallel and fragmented AT provision towards integration with public systems for scale and sustainability. Delivering foundational, strategic, agreed national AT priorities, and reach disabled people directly with access to AT across four focus countries – Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

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    Digital Launch Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Solo Indonesia

    Kota Kita
    June 13, 2022

    GDI Hub and Kota Kita are pleased to showcase the digital launch of the third case study as part of the Inclusive Infrastructure programme on Solo, Indonesia. Watch the launch in English or Indonesian.

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    Hearing care by community health workers using digital technologies

    University of Pretoria
    May 17, 2022

    Hearing loss is expected to affect 2.5 billion individuals by 2050. The reality is that persons with hearing loss in most LMICs do not have access to hearing care due to barriers including a severe shortage of hearing health professionals, centralised service-delivery models, expensive diagnostic equipment requiring highly trained persons to operate. This paper explores a new innovative model using a range of digital technologies operated by community healthcare workers to deliver end-to-end hearing healthcare services to adults.

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    Research Report on the Tokyo 2020 Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Emma Pullen
    March 31, 2022

    The AT2030 Para Sport Against Stigma project aimed to examine how disability stigma can be overcome through Para sport so to increase assistive technology (AT) adoption in Africa. The project centred on a four-pillar approach: education, athlete development, Paralympic broadcast and cross-cutting research activity. The research provided important knowledge on: (a) the successes and challenges in the development and distribution of the Paralympic Tokyo 2020 highlights package; (b) audience experiences of watching the Paralympic highlights package; and (c) the cultural impact of the broadcast on disability stigma reduction and the reduction of barriers to AT adoption.

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    TVMS Paralympics Broadcaster Report

    TVMS
    March 14, 2022

    For the first time in history the Paralympic Games were broadcast for free across Africa, enabling many across the continant to discover and view Para sports. This report from broadcaster TVMS documents some of the outputs and approaches to the screening of the Paralympics as part of the AT2030 Sport Against Stigma programme.

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    Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Solo, Indonesia

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, UK Aid
    March 11, 2022
    Indonesia

    The third case study as part of the Inclusive Infrastructure programme on Solo, Indonesia. This case study builds a picture of the current state of inclusion and accessibility in the built environment and infrastructure in Solo through engaging local stakeholders and communities and exploring the understanding of and potential for inclusive design to address some of the current barriers to inclusion.

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    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, Development Planning Unit (DPU), SLURC, the SHM foundation
    March 10, 2022
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    Characterising mobile phone inclusion among Assistive Technology users: An intersectional disability analysis of mobile phone access and use in Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone This report shares the findings of research conducted in five informal settlements across the cities of Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2020- 2021 as part of the AT2030 Project (AT2030 SP9).

  • Project Summary: Drive Affordability and Availability

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    March 10, 2022
    Global

    Project Summary of Sub-Programme 6: Drive Affordability and Availability, under Cluster 3. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) partnered with country governments to identify opportunities to drive AT availability and affordability. This summary document highlights objectives of the project, impact, key achievements, lessons learned and outputs.

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    HearX publication: Hearing care by community health workers using digital technologies

    hearX, Caitlin Frisby, Tersia de Kock, De Wet Swanepoel
    Feb. 4, 2022
    Kenya

    A brilliant new report by hearX published in ENT UK Global Health showcasing innovative digital technologies and service solutions to meet the unmet need of hearing loss.

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    Assistive Technology in urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia: Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) survey results

    Development Planning Unit (DPU)
    Jan. 12, 2022

    The findings from the surveys presented in this report give a unique insight into disability prevalence and access to AT in five urban low-income communities in Sierra Leone and Indonesia.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund the story so far

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund
    Dec. 1, 2021

    This paper presents key insights from our work with the first cohort of AT ventures who are pushing the boundaries of AT innovation and disrupting the archaic models of AT production and supply in the African market. The Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF), provides grant funding as well as bespoke business, research, and technical support to pioneering Assistive Tech innovators working towards increasing AT access to millions of AT users across Africa.

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    Liberia Country Capacity Assessment

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Nov. 2, 2021
    Liberia

    Liberia has a disability prevalence of 3.17%. Of the disabled population, the majority experience visual impairments (34%), followed by mobility impairments (25%), hearing impairments (11%), communication impairments (4%), and cognitive impairments (4%). This Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment looks to understand the country’s current systems capacity to provide AT. The findings are intended to increase awareness and knowledge of AT among partners; and to identify gaps that would benefit from increased and coordinated investments.

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    Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Varanasi, India

    Mikaela Patrick, Iain McKinnon, Satish Mishra, Shivani Gupta, Prabha Roy, Utsav Choudhury, Kavita Murugkar, Gaurav Raheja
    Oct. 13, 2021
    India

    The purpose of this case study is to explore the state of inclusive and accessible environments for persons with disabilities in Varanasi, India, through engagement with policy, industry and community stakeholders (policy, practice and people). Through this engagement, the case study is developing evidence on the challenges and opportunities for implementing inclusive and accessible design in Varanasi and makes recommendations on local actions towards becoming a more inclusive city.

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    Project summary; Cluster 3 - Country Implementation

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 6, 2021

    Under Cluster 3 of AT2030, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) partnered with country governments to identify opportunities to drive AT availability and affordability. To date, through CHAI’s work nearly 100,000 people directly benefited from the programme, either through delivery of AT or capacity building, and nearly 55 million persons with disabilities were impacted by new national AT policies or action plans. Find out more.

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    Preventing lifelong impairment: Access to clubfoot treatment in low- and middle-income countries

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    July 19, 2021
    Global

    Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), commonly known as clubfoot is one of the most common congenital conditions, affecting 1 in 800 births. Left untreated, it can lead to life-long impairment, impacting participation in society, education, and employment. Most children with clubfoot can be successfully treated with the Ponseti method, a low-cost, cost-effective, and minimally invasive treatment protocol. Despite progress, less than 1 in 5 children born with clubfoot in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) currently receive treatment. This new cutting edge report, authored by CHAI under AT2030, explores solutions and recommendations for ensuring affordable and appropriate assistive technologies reach the children and adults with clubfoot that need it.

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    Product Narratives: Digital Assistive Technology (Chinese)

    Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Margaret Savage, Dennis Sondergaard, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Priya Morjaria, Jeffrey Boyar, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, George Torrens
    June 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives are key elements of our AT2030 objectives. They help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale through innovative products; new service delivery models and local capacity.

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    Product Narratives: Digital Assistive Technology (Spanish)

    Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Margaret Savage, Dennis Sondergaard, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Priya Morjaria, Jeffrey Boyar, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, George Torrens
    June 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives are key elements of our AT2030 objectives. They help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale through innovative products; new service delivery models and local capacity.

  • AT2030 – Final Report 3D PETRA Project

    Humanity & Inclusion
    June 23, 2021
    Uganda

    The 3D Petra project sought to develop effective solutions combining tele- rehabilitation, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and 3D printing to increase access to orthotic devices (a sub-set of AT) for use in emergencies and remote settings. Regarding the technology in use, only the shells of the orthoses were printed. The rest of the devices were assembled using conventional materials and components. Fitting also followed a conventional process. The project was implemented in the West Nile part of Uganda, specifically Arua District, within the refugee settlements of Omugo and Imvepi, including the catchment of host communities.

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    Final Narrative Report

    Shujaaz Inc
    June 23, 2021
    Kenya

    Launched in 2019, this program heralded the purposeful inclusion of persons with disability in Shujaaz Inc’s media campaigns. We carried out a GroundTruth study to develop a profound understanding of the issue in general as well as of how it is “experienced” (understood, perceived and acted on) by our target audience. This study informed us that there is a high level of knowledge amongst young people on disability, that young people’s attitudes towards persons with disabilities depend on their visibility in their community and that frequent and positive engagements with PWDs goes a long way in improving attitudes. With these insights, we successfully rolled out a targeted media campaign in 2020 and we intend to continue incorporating a disability lens into our communications going forward.

  • GroundTruth Report

    Shujaaz Inc
    June 23, 2021
    Kenya

    Many factors can help improve the life of PWDs by making it possible for them to participate in such activities as work, schooling, taking care of the home, and being involved with family and friends in social, recreational and civic activities. Well Told Story, in partnership with UCL, will conduct a research study to understand the existing attitudes and perceptions of young Kenyans towards PWDs and execute a 12-month action research campaign to refine the understanding of Kenyan youth (15-24) attitudes towards PWD, the influencers and the contexts responsible for forming the attitudes, and will suggest a SBCC campaign to modify the attitudes, thus, removing one of the barriers for PWDs lifestyle improvement. This reports gives a summary of findings from the Ground Truth study conducted in November, 2019.

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    Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in Mongolian

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Iain McKinnon, Mikaela Patrick, AIFO, Tegsh Niigem, Universal Progress ILC
    April 26, 2021
    Mongolia

    Inclusive Infrastructure in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - case study in Mongolian

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    Product Narratives: Digital Assistive Technology (French)

    Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Margaret Savage, Dennis Sondergaard, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Priya Morjaria, Jeffrey Boyar, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, George Torrens
    April 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives are key elements of our AT2030 objectives. They help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale through innovative products; new service delivery models and local capacity.

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    Product Narratives: Eyeglasses (French)

    Mathilde Chaudron, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Priya Morjaria, Vicki Austin
    April 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access, scale and serivce delivery models.

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    Product Narrative: Eyeglasses (Chinese)

    Mathilde Chaudron, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Priya Morjaria, Vicki Austin
    April 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access, scale and serivce delivery models.

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    Product Narrative: Eyeglasses (Spanish)

    Mathilde Chaudron, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Catherine Holloway, Katherine Perry, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Priya Morjaria, Vicki Austin
    April 25, 2021
    Global

    Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access, scale and serivce delivery models.

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    Assistive Technology Capacity Assessment Survey Mongolia Report

    Dr. Sunil Deepak, Global Disability Innovation Hub, World Health Organization, Tegsh Niigem
    April 25, 2021
    Mongolia

    Assistive Technology Capacity Assessment (ATA-C) National Survey was carried out in September-October 2019 by Dr. Sunil Deepak, consultant of Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau (AIFO), in collaboration with Tegsh Niigem (Mongolia), with technical support of the AT2030 team of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and with funding from Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub, UK. This survey was the first step in the effort to improve and strengthen the Assistive Technology (AT) services in the country.

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    Product Narratives: Prostheses (Chinese)

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Frederic Seghers, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Alison End Fineberg, Margaret Savage, Barbara Goedde, Cynthia Liao, UCL
    April 25, 2021
    Global

    The Product Narratives help to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale, through innovative products, new service delivery models and local capacity.

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    Powering Inclusion: AI and AT. The findings of an online expert roundtable

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, UNESCO's International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence, European Disability Forum, Jožef Stefan Institute
    March 29, 2021
    Global

    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,

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    Catalysing AT access: Scaling rehabilitative services and increasing access to AT in Kenya

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Jan. 13, 2021
    Kenya

    It is estimated that about 100,000 people need a wheelchair in Kenya annually. Across the 47 counties in Kenya, anecdotal evidence showed that health centres and access points for rehabilitative services are not evenly distributed, appropriately staffed, and sufficiently equipped. The situational analysis showed that Kenya’s access challenges are driven by a policy gap, limited service points with few trained personnel, fragmented delivery landscape, no national specifications, standards or supply chain and limited financing of rehabilitative services and wheelchairs.

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    Digital Fabrication of Lower Limb Prosthetic Sockets

    Dr Ben Oldfrey, Mark Miodownik, Dr Giulia Barbareschi, Dr Rhys Williams, Catherine Holloway, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Institute of Making
    Dec. 16, 2020
    Global

    This innovation insight discusses current approaches to digital fabrication of lower limb prosthetics (LLP) sockets aimed at low resourced settings. Digital fabrication of LLPs sockets has been researched for a number of decades, yet these technologies are not widely adopted, and most of the activities within this domain reside in high-income settings. However, the majority of amputees are in LMICs where there is a severe lack of access to services. It is in LMICs then, that the advantages that digital technologies offer could be of particular benefit however little to no progress in digital workflow adoption has been made to date

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    Understanding the mobile disability gap

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, GSMA
    Dec. 14, 2020
    Kenya, Bangladesh

    There has been limited research to understand access to mobile phones by persons with disabilities and the impact of mobile technology in their lives. This research aims to bridge the knowledge gap and to understand the potential of mobile phones as assistive technologies (ATs) for persons with disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh. It presents an evaluation of the gap and barriers to mobile phone ownership experienced by persons with disabilities, as well as the usage patterns of four main mobile-enabled services (voice, SMS, mobile internet and mobile money) and the role of mobile phones to enable access to basic services, such as education, healthcare, transportation, employment and financial services.

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    An AT Innovator Case Study: Amparo

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Dr Rhys Williams
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Germany, Africa

    In this innovation insight paper, we interviewed Lucas Paes de Melo, the CEO of Amparo, to discuss the journey so far of prosthetics company, Amparo. Rather than focus on the product, this insights paper provides an honest reflection of the journey to establishing an assistive technology company and delves into transferable insights. In doing so, we aim to provide insights to help current and future AT entrepreneurs to see behind the curtain of working in this space.

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    Product Narrative: Digital Assistive Technology (executive summary)

    Margaret Savage, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Jeffrey Boyar, George Torrens, Katherine Perry, Priya Morjaria, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Barbara Goedde, Catherine Holloway
    Nov. 23, 2020
    Global

    This is the Executive Summary of the Product Narrative: Assistive Technology

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    Product Narrative: Digital Assistive Technology

    Margaret Savage, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, Cynthia Liao, Mathilde Chaudron, Jeffrey Boyar, Dennis Laurentius, George Torrens, Katherine Perry, Priya Morjaria, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Barbara Goedde, Catherine Holloway
    Nov. 23, 2020
    Global

    This document is the final in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions. The previous four documents focused on wheelchairs, hearings aids, prostheses, and eyeglasses.

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

    Kota Kita
    Nov. 3, 2020

    Video produced by Kota Kita with DPU (UCL's Development Planning Unit) as part of 'AT2030: Community led solutions' research project.

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    Driving affordability & availability of AT: Developing product narratives to guide sector investments

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 31, 2020

    Under the AT2030 programme and in support of ATscale’s strategy, CHAI conducted market and sector analyses for five assistive products and related services—wheelchairs, hearing aids, eyeglasses, prostheses and assistive digital devices and software. This summary looks at how the product narratives are being used to drive affordability and availability of AT.

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    Catalysing AT access: A unified approach to fund and provide AT services in Indonesia

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 30, 2020
    Indonesia

    Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, AT2030 partners are working with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT. CHAI and the AT2030 programme published a case study on how a new coordinating mechanism within Indonesia is catalysing access to AT within the country.

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    The Liberia Evidence Lab: A new scalable model to deliver School Eye Health

    Clinton Health Access Initiative, EYElliance
    Oct. 30, 2020
    Liberia

    Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, AT2030 partners are working with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT. EYElliance, CHAI and the AT2030 programme published a case study on work happening in Liberia to expand access to eyeglasses so that students can achieve better outcomes in school.

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    Country Capacity Assessment for Assistive Technologies: Informal Markets Study, Sierra Leone

    Julian Walker, Nada Sallam, Samuel Sesay, Ibrahim Gandi, Development Planning Unit (DPU), Global Disability Innovation Hub, Centre of Dialogue on Human Settlement and Poverty Alleviation (CODOHSAPA)
    Oct. 26, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia

    This study was conducted as part of the AT2030 Research Programme, which is funded by FCDO and delivered by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). It was carried out by a team from the Sierra Leonean Centre of Dialogue on Human Settlement and Poverty Alleviation (CODOHSAPA), the Sierra Leone Federation of the Urban and Rural Poor (FEDURP), the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), and the Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL).

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    Summary of Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Mikaela Patrick, Iain McKinnon, Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub, AIFO, Tegsh Niigem, Universal Progress ILC
    Oct. 22, 2020
    Mongolia

    This is the summary of the first report of the Inclusive Infrastructure case studies on Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

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    Inclusive Design and Accessibility of the Built Environment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    Mikaela Patrick, Iain McKinnon, Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub, AIFO, Tegsh Niigem, Universal Progress ILC
    Oct. 22, 2020
    Mongolia

    The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is launching the first case study on Inclusive Infrastructure in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. GDI Hub worked with AIFO, Tegsh Niigem and Universal Progress ILC conducting research on the state of accessibility and inclusion in the built environment. This case study is part of a series of six global case studies.

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    Country Capacity Assessment for Assistive Technologies: Informal Markets Study, Indonesia

    Julian Walker, Ahmad Rifai, Fuad Jamil (AA), Vindi Kurniawan, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kota Kita, Development Planning Unit (DPU), UCL
    Oct. 22, 2020
    Indonesia

    This study was conducted as part of the AT2030 Research Programme, funded by the FCDO and delivered by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). It was carried out by a team from the Indonesian NGOs Kota Kita and Kaki Kota, and from the Development Planning Unit (DPU) of University College London (UCL).

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    Lessons learned from assistive technology country capacity assessments 2019/2020

    Luke Bostian, Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Oct. 7, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Rwanda, Mongolia, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Uganda, Malawi, Iraq, Bahrain, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia

    The purpose of the CCAs is to “capture a high-level understanding of the often-fragmented AT sector in a country or region,” helping raise awareness about AT gaps and opportunities and contributing to advocacy and policy and program development. One year after the first CCAs began, GDI Hub commissioned research into lessons learned so far and recommendations for how the tool and process might be improved in the future.

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    Access to life changing spectacles for millions. A new vision for KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Oct. 2, 2020
    South 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.

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    Product Narrative: Eyeglasses

    Mathilde Chaudron, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, University College London, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Priya Morjaria, Katherine Perry
    July 30, 2020
    Global

    Product Narrative: Eyeglasses - A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Eyeglasses in Low and Middle Income Countries.

  • Final Report: Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment in seven African Countries using WHO Assistive Technology Assessment-Capacity Tool

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    April 30, 2020
    Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Malawi, Liberia, Ethiopia

    Draft prepared by Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

  • Learnings from the Implementation: Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment using WHO Assistive Technology Assessment-Capacity Tool

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    April 30, 2020
    Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Iraq, Bahrain, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mongolia

    This draft was prepared by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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    Product Narrative: Prostheses

    Cynthia Liao, Frederic Seghers, Margaret Savage, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey
    April 30, 2020
    Global

    A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Prosthetic Devices and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

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    Product Narrative: Prostheses (Spanish)

    Cynthia Liao, Frederic Seghers, Margaret Savage, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey
    April 30, 2020
    Global

    This is the Spanish translation of the publication: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Prosthetic Devices and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

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    Product Narrative: Prostheses (French)

    Cynthia Liao, Frederic Seghers, Margaret Savage, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UCL, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey
    April 30, 2020
    Global

    This is the french translation of the publication: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Prosthetic Devices and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

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    Uganda Capacity Assessment Report

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    March 25, 2020
    Uganda

    The Uganda Functional Difficulties Survey indicated that over 62% of persons with disabilities who needed AT did not have such devices. Similarly, according to a recent survey carried out by the Department of Health in Gulu, 83 percent of people who needed assistive devices do not have access to them, and the quality of the devices that exist is often poor. The purpose of Assistive Technology Scoping Assessment in Uganda was to evaluate and monitor country’s capacity to procure and provide Assistive Technology that appropriately meet the population’s needs.

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    Sierra Leone Country Capacity Assessment

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dec. 18, 2019
    Sierra Leone

    Assistive Technology Scoping Assessment in Sierra Leone evaluated and monitored the country’s capacity to procure and provide Assistive Technology that appropriately meet the population’s needs. Our methodology was characterized by a participatory, consultative, inclusive and transparent processes; with clear time-bound objectives and provided an opportunity to reflect on the applicability of evidence in different contexts and promoting dialogue among several types of stakeholders. WHO ATA-C instrument was customized for the purpose.

  • GSMA Report - Understanding the mobile disability gap Insights on mobile phone access and usage by persons with disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh. December 2019 Cover Image

    Understanding the mobile disability gap (executive summary)

    Clara Aranda, Alizee Boutard
    Dec. 3, 2019

    This executive summary gives an overview of the GSMA report - Understanding the mobile disability gap. The report presents an evaluation of the gap and barriers to mobile phone ownership experienced by PWDs, as well as the usage patterns of four main mobile-enabled services (voice, SMS, mobile internet and mobile money) and the role of mobile phones to enable access to basic services, such as education, healthcare, transportation, employment and financial services. Finally, the report explores the characteristics of access and usability of mobile products and services along the customer journey.

  • Understanding the mobile disability gap

    GSMA, Clara Aranda, Alizee Boutard
    Dec. 3, 2019

    This report presents an evaluation of the gap and barriers to mobile phone ownership experienced by PWDs, as well as the usage patterns of four main mobile-enabled services (voice, SMS, mobile internet and mobile money) and the role of mobile phones to enable access to basic services, such as education, healthcare, transportation, employment and financial services. Finally, the report explores the characteristics of access and usability of mobile products and services along the customer journey.

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    Product Narrative: hearing aids

    Rachit Kejariwal, Emily Kobayashi, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Tucker Bhosa, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Barbara Goedde, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, UCL, Catherine Holloway
    Dec. 2, 2019

    The document is the second in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions across the value-chain, stretching from research and development to production and procurement, all the way through to supporting service delivery at the user and healthcare worker levels.

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    Product Narrative: hearing aids (French)

    Rachit Kejariwal, Emily Kobayashi, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Tucker Bhosa, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Barbara Goedde, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, UCL, Catherine Holloway
    Dec. 2, 2019

    This is the French version of the Product Narrative: Hearing Aids. The document is the second in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions across the value-chain, stretching from research and development to production and procurement, all the way through to supporting service delivery at the user and healthcare worker levels.

  • Disability and mental health among Syrian refugees in Sultanbeyli, Istanbul: 2019 Survey Report

    Sarah Polack, Nathaniel Scherer, Shaffa Hameed, Dorothy Boggs, International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Dec. 2, 2019
    Turkey

    This survey aims to provide reliable data on disability and mental health among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, with which to inform service planning, policy and advocacy.

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    Product Narrative: hearing aids (Spanish)

    Rachit Kejariwal, Emily Kobayashi, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Tucker Bhosa, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, UCL, Catherine Holloway
    Dec. 2, 2019

    This is the Spanish version of the Product Narrative: Hearing Aids.The document is the second in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions across the value-chain, stretching from research and development to production and procurement, all the way through to supporting service delivery at the user and healthcare worker levels.

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    Product Narrative: hearing aids (Chinese)

    Rachit Kejariwal, Emily Kobayashi, Margaret Savage, Frederic Seghers, Tucker Bhosa, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Alison End Fineberg, Barbara Goedde, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, University College London, Catherine Holloway
    Dec. 2, 2019

    This is the Chinese translation of the Product Narrative: Hearing Aids. The document is the second in a series of in-depth analyses that identify key barriers and promising market interventions across the value-chain, stretching from research and development to production and procurement, all the way through to supporting service delivery at the user and healthcare worker levels.

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    GREAT: Selfsustainable Assistive & Accessible Technology for Low Resource Settings

    Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin
    Dec. 1, 2019

    Great Summit Submission on Theme 9: ‘Effective Access to AT’, overcoming systematic global barriers to AT: a new methodology and quick-start testing. A background to GDI Hub's AT2030 programme and the importance of unpicking the multi-layered and multi-faceted ways in which economic, social, and political factors interact to create barriers to AT for those who need it the most.

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    Product Narrative: wheelchairs

    Margaret Savage, Novia Afdhila, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Richard Frost, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway
    Aug. 5, 2019

    The document reflects a detailed analysis of the market landscape for wheelchairs and associated services and systems and proposes a potential strategic approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate devices and services.

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    Product Narrative: wheelchairs (French)

    Margaret Savage, Novia Afdhila, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Richard Frost, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway
    Aug. 5, 2019

    This is the French translation of the Product Narrative: wheelchairs. The document reflects a detailed analysis of the market landscape for wheelchairs and associated services and systems and proposes a potential strategic approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate devices and services.

  • Product Narrative Wheelchair in Spanish Cover Image

    Product Narrative: wheelchairs (Spanish)

    Margaret Savage, Novia Afdhila, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Richard Frost, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway
    Aug. 5, 2019

    This is the Spanish translation of the Product Narrative: wheelchairs. The document reflects a detailed analysis of the market landscape for wheelchairs and associated services and systems and proposes a potential strategic approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate devices and services.

  • Product Narrative Wheelchair in Chinese Cover Image

    Product Narrative: wheelchairs (Chinese)

    Margaret Savage, Novia Afdhila, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Richard Frost, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway
    Aug. 5, 2019

    This is the Chinese translation of the Product Narrative: wheelchairs. The document reflects a detailed analysis of the market landscape for wheelchairs and associated services and systems and proposes a potential strategic approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate devices and services.

  • National Conference on Assistive Technology for All 2030. August 2-3, 2019, Bengaluru, INDIA Conference Proceedings. Celebrating 25th Anniversary. Rising beyond limits. Cover Image

    Global Disability Innovation Hub and AT Innovation in India

    Catherine Holloway
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Cathy Holloway's presentation on the Global Disability Innovation Hub and AT Innovation in India at the National Conference on Assistive Technology in Bengaluru, India.

  • Scoping research report on assistive technology

    Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Lucie Pannell, Dr Dafne Morgado Ramirez, Richard Frost, Iain McKinnon, Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond, Rosemary Frazer, Dr Maria Kett, Prof Nora Groce, Dr Mark Carew, Dr Ola Abu Alghaib, Emma Tebbutt, Emily Kobayashi, Frederic Seghers, Dr Giulia Barbareschi
    June 4, 2018

    This Scoping Research Report on Assistive Technology seeks to unpick and understand the multi-layered and multifaceted ways in which economic, social, and political factors interplay and interact to create barriers to AT for those who need it the most.