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    Prosthetics Startup Amparo wins FT & IFC award in innovating for disability

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    June 20, 2019
    United Kingdom

    Amparo, one of our AT2030 partners, received the Special Award for Innovating for Disability yesterday evening, at the Financial Times and IFC’s Transformational Business Awards 2019. A group of 9 judges selected the winners from a diverse selection of 270 businesses from all over the world.

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    Allied Health Profession Day

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Kate Mattick
    Oct. 14, 2022
    United Kingdom

    In this blog Kate Mattick, an Allied Health Professional (AHP) and GDI Hub team member, shares her reflections on working as a physiotherapist and the challenges when people who may need AT don't have access. Kate explains who AHPs are, their role in AT delivery and how the new Training in Assistive Products, to be launched by the WHO, is so promising in creating effective AT service models.

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    GDI Hub at COP26

    Global Disability Innovation Hub
    Nov. 11, 2021
    United Kingdom

    As the earth warms and water levels rise, we need to design cities that support and adapt to the reality of the human experience. We need cities that are resilient in changing climates, that have the capacity to flex and adjust around both the needs of our planet AND the needs of our people. Catch up on our Inclusive Infrastructure and Climate session at COP26.

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    Innovation Spotlight: Building a walking companion for the visually impaired.

    Global Disability Innovation Hub, Harrison Kamau
    Oct. 13, 2022

    Hope Tech Plus Limited is dedicated to developing innovative technologies and building tools and programs for empowerment that support inclusion in all sectors of society. They accomplish this by utilizing modern technology to produce tools that improve interaction with the physical environment and promote personal development. "The Fourth Eye" was the first product, a device that employs echolocation technology to image obstructions and warns the user via haptic feedback.