10 years on from London 2012 Paralympics

Global Disability Innovation Hub was founded in the legacy of the games. That summer something extraordinary happened. Culture changed forever. New voices emerged and ideas were formed. History was made - sparking new momentum for the emerging field of Disability Innovation.

Text graphic 'It's been 10 years since the London Paralympic Games' with 2012 written in large letters containing images of - community engagement, a hearing aid test, the UCL building lit up purple, and a young girl in a foot brace to treat clubfoot.

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world. Operational in 41 countries, with more than 70 partners, we've reached 28 million people since launching in 2016.

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WHO Training in Assistive Products is now live. This new open access online training resource prepares primary health and other personnel to fulfil an assistive technology role, driven by support from GDI Hub's UK aid funded AT2030 programme.

3 November - 3 November 2022

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What we do

Launch of WHO Training in Assistive Products: a new open access online training resource for primary health workers

Training in Assistive Products (TAP) is a new open access online training resource to prepare primary health and other personnel to fulfil an assistive technology role. This new global resource has been driven by support from UK aid through GDI Hub's AT2030 programme.

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Our UK aid funded AT2030 programme explores and tests innovative ways to get more AT to the people that need it around the world.

To date we've published 150 influencing papers, supported 27 AT ventures, developed 63 partnerships to support AT capacity and enabled 47 African countries to view the Paralympics for the first time.


AT2030 was designed to explore, and test innovative ways to address these systematic challenges, and to get more AT to the people that need it around the world.

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GDI Hub co-sponsors Global Report on Assistive Technology

The WHO and UNICEF alongside GDI Hub and ATscale, supported by UK aid, have launch the first Global Report on Assistive Technology. The Global Report recognises the importance of assistive technology and enabling environments and shares evidence-based best practice examples and 10 key actionable recommendations on improving access to assistive technology globally.


Find out more about our UK parliamentary launch, hosted by Minister for Trade, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt.

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