Access to appropriate AT enables people with loss of function, disabilities, non-communicable diseases, and the aging population to participate in education, work, family, and community life.
Increased access to AT is critical to achieve many global commitments including universal health coverage, the ideals of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Over 1 billion need at least one form of Assistive Technology, but 90% do not have access
The number of people who need AT is expected to grow to more than 2 billion people by 2050.
Disability Impact Fund invests in innovations in technologies and distribution models that enable access to AT at unprecedented scale. We prioritise products and operation models that are able to target low and middle income populations.
An estimated 900 million people lack access to the assistive technology they need education, employment and social inclusion.