GSMA Assistive Tech: Mobile Assistive Technologies. - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

GSMA Assistive Tech: Mobile Assistive Technologies.

#BetterFuture Stage

Date & Time

Wednesday, 17 Jul

13:00 - 13:45


Where: Better Future Stage



Today, over one billion people need at least one form of assistive technology (AT), but around 90 per cent of them do not have adequate access to the AT they require. This number is expected to double by 2050. The lack of access to AT limits the capacity for people to live healthy, productive, independent and dignified lives; and to access healthcare, education, the labour market and civic life.

In this session Michael Nique, Insights Director, GSMA Mobile for Development, Bernard Chiira, Director, Innovate Now AT2030, and John Warnes, Innovation Officer, UNHCR Innovation will discuss opportunities and challenges for digital inclusion of persons with disabilities, and innovation in assistive technologies.