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27 March 2024
09:00 UK / 05:00 EST

Assistive Technology Survey - launch event [IDA lead]

Assistive technology (AT) plays a pivotal role in transforming the lives of persons with disabilities, offering a pathway to increased independence, enhanced participation and inclusion, and improved overall quality of life. In settings where access to resources and services may be constrained, AT emerges as a critical enabler, bridging gaps in accessibility and fostering inclusive societies.

The Assistive Technology Survey aimed to collect data on the general prevalence of assistive products and AT needs among AT users and potential users, pinpointing and identifying the barriers that limit the access to AT in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

The survey also gathered recommendations from respondents regarding the improvement of AT access. Over 800 recommendations were gathered, and they focused on a large range of AT-related areas, including policy, national and regional AT supply chains, subsidies for AT production and procurement, advocacy, and capacity building efforts to strengthen OPDs, and, above all, the need for coordinated efforts from multiple actors and urgent cross-sectoral collaboration.

The event will share more on this report, including:

  • Survey findings
  • Insights from AT actors on the findings
  • Dialogue on prioritising AT access

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This report was is the collective work of the International Disability Alliance and GDI Hub. This work was funded by UK Aid through the AT2030 programme, with additional support from ATscale.


  • Date: March 27, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CET
  • Online event
  • This webinar will be in English. English captioning and simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, Bengali, French, Urdu, and International Sign language.
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