Policy paper

Global Disability Summit - Harnessing technology and innovation

Background document on one of the four main themes of the Global Disability Summit.


Harnessing technology and innovation

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This paper briefly explores accessibility to assistive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. It outlines the main challenges to universal, affordable provision of assistive technology and considers ways forward. Assistive technology has been identified as a focal area within the broader context of technology and innovation and this paper will inform the plenary discussion on ‘Harnessing technology and innovation’ at the Global Disability Summit on 24 July, serving as a background document for all attendees.

Published 16 July 2018