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Unlocking the Everyday with Assistive Technology

Posted on: Friday, July 5th, 2024
A young woman sits smiling in her wheelchair

2.5 billion people – that’s 1 in 3 of us – need some form of assistive technology (AT) such as wheelchairs, prostheses, hearing aids or digital support services

AT supports transformative change in the lives of people with disabilities, enabling them to participate in and contribute to their communities on an equal basis with others, free from barriers.  

But all too often, people with disabilities can’t access these vital supports.  

In low- to middle-income countries, only 5-15% of people have the AT they need. People with disabilities in these contexts are locked out of society and into an ongoing cycle of exclusion, poverty and inequity. We’re out to change that; to unlock the everyday, for everyone

Watch and learn about the transformative change AT can have to the lives of people with disabilities: 

CBM UK supports Unlock the Everyday, a campaign backed by ATscale and partner organisations from across the global health, development, and disability sectors.