Assistive technology (AT) is the application of organised knowledge and skills related to assistive products, systems and services, designed to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, and thereby promote their well-being.

We are leading AT 2030 - Life Changing Assistive Technology for All, a £10m global programme that will reach 3 million people.

A creative wheelchair design being demonstrated, outside, in India.

Assistive & Accessible Technology highlights

Launch of WHO Training in Assistive Products

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.

Find out more about TAP
Photograph of 4 people at the parliamentary launch of the World Report on Assistive Tech including Penny Mordaunt MP and GDI Hub co-founders Vicki and Cathy
Publication: Introduction to the companion papers to the global report on assistive technology

If accessible, assistive technology would be life changing for a billion people across the world today – and two billion people in 2050. It would make the difference between independence and dependence, inclusion and exclusion, life and death. It holds the potential to improve and transform health, education, livelihood and social participation; fundamental human rights everyone is entitled to. And if we are lucky to grow old, the chances are that we all would use assistive technology by then. But do we care?

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