This #AssistiveTechnology (AT) Database is one key component of the Assistive Technology Information Mapping Project (AT-Info-Map). The #ATInfoMap is funded by the Google Impact Challenge to make the world more accessible for persons with disabilities by increasing access to assistive technologies.
In southern Africa, it is estimated that 85-95% of people with disabilities who need #AssistiveTechnology (AT) do not have access to it. Without information on availability of AT, these needs will continue to go unmet. It is in this context that the AT-Info-Map project was initiated in April 2016 to help redress the existing information gap in the immediate term, and help improve access to AT by persons with disabilities in Southern Africa and beyond.