The Global Disability Summit – Potential game-changer for disability inclusion, assistive technology and eye care

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Global Disability Summit, the first of its kind was held on July 24th at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. It was hosted by the UK’s Department for International Development, the government of Kenya and the International Disability Alliance.  The Summit aimed to vastly increase the pace breadth and depth of implementation of…

ATscale: A Global Partnership for Assistive Technology launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Today, over one billion people need assistive technology (AT), yet more than 900 million people do not have access to the wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prosthetics, and other life-enhancing AT they need. Access to AT is critical for improved health outcomes, inclusive education, economic empowerment, and civic participation. Progress in accelerating access to AT has…