SP 3: Innovation

Delivering AT innovations in LMICs through inclusive innovation ecosystems, AT accelerator, service delivery and wheelchair provision. Horizon scanning to scope the disability mobile gap and programmes to address stigma. Partners include: GDI Hub at UCL, Shujaaz, Motivation, Bethany Kids, Amparo, Amref, GSMA, Maynooth University, University of Nairobi, Humanity & Inclusion, Stepwise, Our latest project is Mobile as AT: This project will investigate how access to mobile phones affects disabled people’s qualify of life in India, Kenya and Brazil; the extent to which the features of mobile phones can replicate or replace existing assistive technologies; and how disabled people can be supported in acquiring digital skills needed to take advantage of their mobile devices. It will also explore how it may be possible to increase access to mobile phones for people ​​​​​that would benefit from assistive technology. Partners include: GDI Hub at UCL, Google, ATscale, IIIT Bangalore, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)