Themes: Assistive Technology
Prof. Catherine Holloway interviewed for the Tech Monitor
Our academic director, Professor Catherine Holloway, was recently interviewed by the Tech Monitor on global access to assistive technologies.
Excerpt from the article
Professor Catherine Holloway, academic director at UCL’s Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), says that the number of people requiring assistive technology is likely to be higher than the one billion estimated by the WIPO. And across the world, she says, unequal access is emerging between rich and poor, despite access to affordable assistive technology being a human right enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. “If we’re not careful,” she says, “it’s going to be the fact that no matter what happens, poor people won’t get assistive technology; either that or they’ll get left behind.”