07 September 2023
13:00 UK / 08:00 EST
Launch event: England Country Capacity Assessment of AT
England Country Capacity Assessment is aimed at informing a more integrated approach to Assistive Technology (AT) provision in England.
The research was undertaken from November 2022 to March 2023 - led by the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub, and using WHO tools in the Assistive Technology Assessment (ATA) suite.
The results aim to support policymakers in identifying actions to strengthen service delivery to better meet disabled people’s needs, improving outcomes for AT users and reducing inefficiencies in the current approach.
This digital launch will be an opportunity for us to present the report findings, sharing more on the complex state of AT in England. While we found that delivery systems tend to provide quality products that have a strong, positive impact on people’s lives, processes are often slow and stressful for users and providers alike.
There is also an AT access gap of 31% of disabled people not having the assistive products they need to flourish, thrive, or even participate in daily life.
We'll hear from report authors, contributors and researchers, as we look to explore the detail of this important assessment.