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    Global Disability Innovation Hub becomes the worlds first WHO Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology
    March 15, 2021
    Global

    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.

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    First ever global guide for assistive technology to improve the life of millions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, UNICEF, World Health Organization
    March 4, 2021
    Global

    The new WHO Assistive Products Specifications is the first global guide for quality-assured assistive products, containing specs for 26 prioritised assistive products, including the minimum quality requirements for manufacturing. Funded by UK Aid under the AT2030 programme, the work is a major milestone to drive high quality, affordable AT globally.

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    First ever global guide for assistive technology to improve the life of millions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, UNICEF, World Health Organization
    March 4, 2021
    Global

    The new WHO Assistive Products Specifications is the first global guide for quality-assured assistive products, containing specs for 26 prioritised assistive products, including the minimum quality requirements for manufacturing. Funded by UK Aid under the AT2030 programme, the work is a major milestone to drive high quality, affordable AT globally.

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    New report calls for global action for children and adults with clubfoot

    Miracle Feet
    Aug. 2, 2021
    Global

    A new report by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) for AT2030, a UK Aid-funded program led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), aims to drive progress for children and adults with clubfoot to reach their full potential.

  • Assistive Technology Use and Provision During COVID19: Results From a Rapid Global Survey

    Emma M. Smith, Maria Luisa Toro Hernandez, Ikenna D. Ebuenyi, Elena V. Syurina, Dr Giulia Barbareschi, Krista L. Best, Jamie Danemayer, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Nuha Ibrahim, Catherine Holloway, Malcolm MacLachlan
    Nov. 11, 2020
    Global

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted all segments of society, but it has posed particular challenges for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, those with chronic illness and older people regarding their participation in daily life. These groups often benefit from assistive technology (AT) and so it is important to understand how use of AT may be affected by or may help to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund: £4m fund trialling impact investment

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Global

    On the International Day of People with Disabilities, the new Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, led by the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub. It is a collaboration between GDI Hub, Brink, Tamara Giltsoff and Catalyst Fund. The partnership combines deep expertise in AT, innovation and venture building in Africa, respectively.

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    Do we have the right Global Strategy to build access to Assistive Technology?

    Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub
    March 27, 2019

    Vicki discusses the importance of global partnerships to address the gap to access assistive technology.

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    UK Aid funding to support 10.5 million more people with access to life changing Assistive Technology through three innovative investments

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Global

    Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is proud to announce three new innovative investments to reach an additional 10.5 million people as part of the UK Aid funded AT2030 programme.

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    Assistive Technology Impact Fund: Join the launch of this Global Funding Call

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund
    Feb. 1, 2021
    News

    Join us for the launch of the Assistive Technology Impact Fund Global Call (ATIF) and hear about the opportunity for assistive technology (AT) innovation in the African market on Wednesday 10th Feb 10-11.30 GMT.

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    Hearing Aid Product Narrative launched during World Hearing Day

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Margaret Savage
    March 3, 2020
    Global

    In celebration of World Hearing Day on March 3rd, AT2030 and ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, launched the publication: “Hearing Aid Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Hearing Aids and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.”

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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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    Powering Inclusion: AI and Assistive Technology. Call for evidence.

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Sept. 8, 2020
    Global

    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).

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund: £4m fund trialling impact investment

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Dec. 3, 2020
    Global

    On the International Day of People with Disabilities, the new Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, led by the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub. It is a collaboration between GDI Hub, Brink, Tamara Giltsoff and Catalyst Fund. The partnership combines deep expertise in AT, innovation and venture building in Africa, respectively.

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    Do we have the right Global Strategy to build access to Assistive Technology?

    Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub
    March 27, 2019

    Vicki discusses the importance of global partnerships to address the gap to access assistive technology.

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    Innovation Podcast

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Giulia Barbareschi, Government of Kenya, ALL Institute (Maynooth University), UK Aid, UCL, Rhys Williams, Dr Rhys Williams, Institute of Making
    Feb. 15, 2021
    Global

    A podcast featuring interviews and stories from the brains behind the disruptive and cutting-edge innovations that are aiming to impact the lives of millions of people living in different areas of the world.

  • 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.

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    IPC to provide free to air coverage of Toyko 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa thanks to support from UK Aid

    Loughborough University, The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Dec. 2, 2020
    Global

    This broadcast initiative is a key element of the Para Sport Against Stigma project between the IPC, Loughborough University, and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, which aims to support social change and overcome stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in Africa. Para Sport Against Stigma is part of AT2030, a programme funded by UK Aid and led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub.

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    African Inclusive Employment Innovators sought for Assistive Technology Acceleration Opportunity with Innovate Now

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa
    Oct. 15, 2020
    Global

    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.

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    Assistive Technology Impact Fund: Join the launch of this Global Funding Call

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Brink, Catalyst Fund
    Feb. 1, 2021
    News

    Join us for the launch of the Assistive Technology Impact Fund Global Call (ATIF) and hear about the opportunity for assistive technology (AT) innovation in the African market on Wednesday 10th Feb 10-11.30 GMT.

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    Hearing Aid Product Narrative launched during World Hearing Day

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, ATscale, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Margaret Savage
    March 3, 2020
    Global

    In celebration of World Hearing Day on March 3rd, AT2030 and ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, launched the publication: “Hearing Aid Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Hearing Aids and Related Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.”

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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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    AT2030 programme secures A plus rating from Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and has reached 12m people so far

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    April 19, 2021
    Global

    We are delighted to announce that the AT2030 programme has been recognised as; excellent ‘Exceeding Expectations’ by funders UK Aid and has already reached 12 million people in more than 31 countries.

  • Estimating need and coverage for five priority assistive products: A systematic review protocol

    Jamie Danemayer, Dorothy Boggs, Vinicius Delgado Ramos, Emma M. Smith, Ariana Kular, William Bhot, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Sarah Polack, Catherine Holloway
    Sept. 20, 2021
    Global

    This systematic review collates data extracted from 207 studies, presenting indicators of population-level access to AT globally.

  • UK government to double investment in AT2030 to £19.8million because of 'amazing early results'

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    March 28, 2019
    Global

    The Minister of State for International Development, Lord Bates, announced today at the Sightgeist event in London, that the UK government is doubling its investment in the flagship AT2030 programme from £10million to £19.8million. This will be 100% matched by the private sector, country governments, academic institutions, NGOs and other partners.

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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: 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.

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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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    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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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund launches global call for innovative African solutions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Feb. 11, 2021
    Africa

    The Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) is changing the prospects of AT innovators in Africa, providing up to £200k of grant funding alongside expert-led venture-building support to facilitate the growth of the AT sector.

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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 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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    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.

  • Product Narratives Eyeglasses in Chinese Cover Image

    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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    Country Investment Fund (CIF) launched

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 11, 2020
    Global

    As part of the continued work in this AT2030 subprogramme, the Country Investment Fund (CIF) will support 3-5 grants in Africa that have already completed a CCA.

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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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    Innovation Podcast

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, University College London, Giulia Barbareschi, Government of Kenya, ALL Institute (Maynooth University), UK Aid, UCL, Rhys Williams, Dr Rhys Williams, Institute of Making
    Feb. 15, 2021
    Global

    A podcast featuring interviews and stories from the brains behind the disruptive and cutting-edge innovations that are aiming to impact the lives of millions of people living in different areas of the world.

  • Hogan Lovells is part of the movement to accelerate Disability Innovation for a Fairer World by supporting AT2030

    Sept. 2, 2019
    Global

    Hogan Lovells is enabling all of this work, through its pro and low bono legal support.

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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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    African Inclusive Employment Innovators sought for Assistive Technology Acceleration Opportunity with Innovate Now

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa
    Oct. 15, 2020
    Global

    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.

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    Sports Against Stigma: Loughborough University to play role in £1million+ Para Sport Against Stigma project that aims to change attitudes towards people with disabilities in Africa

    Loughborough University
    Nov. 20, 2020
    Global

    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.

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    The Launch of the Clubfoot Product Narrative

    Miracle Feet, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Frederic Seghers
    July 29, 2021
    Global

    This blog highlights the need for appropriately resourced and accessible clubfoot treatment programmes around the world. Through this story meet Quraish who shares his experience of the impact early treatment had on his life. Born with clubfoot, a birth defect in which one or both feet are turned inward and downward, it wasn’t until Quraish was four years old that his parents found treatment for his condition. “It changed my life forever,” he says. “I can wear shoes, run like any person can.” Now, with an accounting degree from Makerere University, he wants to pay it forward and help others realize their full potential.

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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.

  • Overcoming systematic global barriers to assistive technology: A new methodology and quick-start testing through a 20m programme

    Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Lucie Pannell, Dr Dafne Morgado Ramirez, Richard Frost, Iain McKinnon, Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond, Dr Maria Kett, Prof Nora Groce, Dr Mark Carew, Dr Ola Abu Alghaib, Emma Tebbutt, Emily Kobayashi, Frederic Seghers, Dr Giulia Barbareschi, Wei Zhang
    Aug. 5, 2019

    This paper summarises the evidence examined in that Scoping Report; presents the methodology it proposed for AT2030; and shares the early findings.

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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: 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.

  • Product Narratives Prosthesis in French Cover Image

    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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    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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    Marking 4 years of the Global Disability Innovation Hub

    Bernard Chiira
    Sept. 3, 2020

    Bernard Chiira reflects on the 4 years of GDI Hub and the role in promoting the AT innovation ecosystem as part of AT2030.

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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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    Sports Against Stigma: ImPOSSIBLE Educators on mission to overcome stigma in Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
    Nov. 28, 2020
    Global

    This particular November course was the first activity of the collaborative project Para Sport Against Stigma aiming to overcome stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in Africa. This project is part of the AT2030 programme.

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    Assistive Tech Impact Fund launches global call for innovative African solutions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Catherine Holloway, Brink, Catalyst Fund, Tamara Giltsoff
    Feb. 11, 2021
    Africa

    The Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF) is changing the prospects of AT innovators in Africa, providing up to £200k of grant funding alongside expert-led venture-building support to facilitate the growth of the AT sector.

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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 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: 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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    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.

  • Product Narratives Eyeglasses in Chinese Cover Image

    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 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.

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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.

  • Call for evidence to build a research agenda on Artificial Intelligence for Assistive Technology. Privacy Notice.

    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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    Assistive Technology: What is in a name?

    GATE
    Oct. 19, 2020
    Global

    The World Health Organization (WHO) defines assistive technology as ‘the application of organized knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services.’ Assistive products are ‘any external product (including devices, equipment, instruments or software)…the primary purpose of which is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, and thereby promote their well-being’.1 Put simply, assistive products are the products and assistive technology is the whole ecosystem that is needed for their safe and effective provision and use.

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    Powering Inclusion: Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Technology

    Felipe Ramos Barajas
    Nov. 14, 2020
    Global

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2050 two billion people will need AT, yet 90% will not have access. This is why the AT2030 programme is engaged in testing research, innovation, policy, and building community solutions to see what works in addressing that enormous challenge.

  • Launch of the assistive technology capacity assessment ATA C tool

    GATE, Irene Calvo
    Nov. 19, 2020
    Global

    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.

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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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    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

  • Shifting the focus to functioning: essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 inclusive Universal Health Coverage and supporting COVID-19 survivors

    Dorothy Boggs, Sarah Polack, Hannah Kuper, Allen Foster
    April 27, 2021
    Global

    This paper defines functioning, presents measurement options and highlights the importance of functioning when considering the need for, and outcome of, rehabilitation and assistive technology following a health condition illustrated by the example of COVID-19.

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    An online launch of the WHO and UNICEF procurement manual for assistive products, accessories, spare parts, and related services

    World Health Organization, UNICEF
    July 7, 2021
    Global

    On 06 July 2021, an online event was held to launch the WHO and UNICEF manual for public procurement of assistive products, accessories, spare parts, and related services. This manual focuses on public procurement and specifically on tendering (competition) for assistive products, accessories, spare parts and related services, hereafter called assistive products. The manual is based on procuring these products from manufacturers, or one of their economic operators, called suppliers.

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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.

  • WHO and UNICEF started Open Consultations for 27 Assistive Product Specifications (APS)

    Nov. 6, 2019
    Global

    GDI Hub is supporting WHO GATE and UNICEF on conducting the Open Consultations for 27 Assistive Product Specifications (APS).

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

    Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Sarah Albala, Rainer Kattel, Felipe Ramos Barajas
    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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    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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    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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    Press release: IPC–led partnership secures a record breaking 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will provide free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African territories as part of the AT2030 programme’s Para Sport Against Stigma project, which is funded by UK Aid.  This is an effort to elevate Para sport and ensure human rights for people with disabilities around the world.  Globally, there are 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are often unable to reach their full potential. Central to this is disability stigma, which limits full participation in society from employment and education to sport.

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    Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator announces KES2M Prize for First Winner

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    June 15, 2020
    Kenya

    Innovate Now has selected its first winner as part of the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s Assistive Technology AT2030 Programme

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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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    Unveiling the First Cohort of Assistive Technology Entrepreneurs of the Innovate Now Accelerator

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, AMREF Health Africa, Bernard Chiira
    Dec. 3, 2019
    Kenya

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Global Disability Innovation Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited have today unveiled the five local entrepreneurs selected as finalists to the First Cohort of the Innovate Now Accelerator Program.

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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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    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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    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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    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.

  • ATscale: Establishing a cross sector partnership to increase access to assistive technology

    Vicki Austin, Alison End Fineberg, Margaret Savage, Sara Boiten, James Droop, Michael Allen, Phyllis Heydt, Dennis Sondergaard, Gopal Mitra
    Aug. 5, 2019

    Applying lessons-learned from other areas of global health and development, ATscale was established with the recognition that to influence the complex systems for AT access, a broad set of stakeholders is needed to invest in and coordinate a multi-faceted, systematic approach spanning market shaping, capacity development, and political prioritisation.

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    Press release: IPC–led partnership secures a record breaking 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Loughborough University
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Africa

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will provide free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African territories as part of the AT2030 programme’s Para Sport Against Stigma project, which is funded by UK Aid.  This is an effort to elevate Para sport and ensure human rights for people with disabilities around the world.  Globally, there are 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are often unable to reach their full potential. Central to this is disability stigma, which limits full participation in society from employment and education to sport.

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    COVID-19 response: using Assistive Technology learnings to seek emerging market ventilation solutions

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    March 19, 2020

    Louise writes on how mimicking the learnings of the AT2030 programme and working across multi-disciplinary networks, we can bridge sectors and rapidly share expertise to catapult innovations through the product development cycle in the context of COVID-19.