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Opportunities for digital assistive technology innovations in Africa and Asia

Abstract
Today, over one billion people need at least one form of assistive technology (AT), but around 90 per cent do not have adequate access to the AT they require. Digital assistive technologies, particularly mobile-based ATs, have the potential to be a valuable and cost-effective tool for persons with disabilities. To realise this opportunity there is a need for locally relevant digital ATs which meet the range of needs of persons with disabilities. This report looks at the current state of innovation in digital ATs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and the experiences from innovators from Africa and Asia working in this space.

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Type
Report
Author
Aranda-Jan C
Year of Publication
2020
Type
Report
Language
eng
Institution
GSMA Assistive Tech
Publication Language
eng