rapid Assistive Technology Assessment: Training and implementation

Project Details

Assistive products are an essential part of healthcare and make a profound difference to how people enjoy their health and participate in society.  Assistive technology enables people with a disability to live a full and independent life.

WHO estimates that one billion people around the world need assistive technology but only one in 10 have access the products they require. As populations grow and people live longer with more complex health needs, the number of people who need AT could double.

The rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) is designed as a stand-alone tool for efficiently and rapidly assessing the need, use, supply and impact of AT in a population. Where required, the rATA can be incorporated in other surveys to allow further in-depth analyses or disaggregation of data concerning AT use by a broader set of characteristics.

This project will:

  1. Deliver a master curriculum, implementation of training-for-trainers workshop and associated material including learning resources, competency framework and provision for remote training
  2. Refined enumerator training curriculum for enumerators


Dr Wesley Pryor




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Nossal Institute for Global Health

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