Search Results for: "Global Disability Innovation Hub"
Over 1bn people live with moderate to severe functioning difficulties. 80% live in developing countries and 90% do not have access to the assistive technology, or 'AT', that they need. AT includes for example, wheelchairs, hearing-aids, digital devices, spectacles and prosthetics and orthotics. Increasing access to AT for people with impairments reduces poverty through improving access to education, employment, vocational training, healthcare, etc. As a result, participation in society and the community also increases. AT2030 will test and deliver proven methods of 'what works' to improve access to affordable AT, to the point they have started to reach scale or disrupt markets. It focusses on innovative products, new service delivery models and local capacity and will test novel approaches in four clusters - data and evidence, innovation, country implementation, and capacity and participation. The programme works across over 13 countries.