Supplies and Logistics

Assistive Products for Children with Disabilities (APCD) Forum, July 6 - 7- 2015, Copenhagen

UNICEF hosts its first-ever global meeting of staff, stakeholders and manufacturers to raise awareness, inspire and exchange knowledge on AT products that can bridge equity gaps for children with disabilities.  Leading disability organizations and suppliers headline the two-day gathering.

UNICEF is pleased to share information, presentations and publications related to the APCD forum. Please click on these links, and do not hesitate to contact jhowe@unicef.org if more information is needed.

Assistive Products for Children with Disabilities (APCD) forum agenda

Assistive Products for Children with Disabilities (APCD) forum participants list

Click here to view hand-drawn sketch's from the meeting.

Presentations

Day 1

APCD forum UNICEF Welcome Session - Doreen Mulenga & Rosangela Berman Bieler

Assistive Product Classifications and Regulations - Johan Borg

Current scenario of assistive products - Johan Borg

Cost recovery/payment mechanism's for assistive devices in different settings - Josephine R. Bundoc

How can a “service ecosystem” be fostered along with Assistive Products supply? - Mark Zlot

Supply and Procurement Challenges of Assistive Products in Emergency and Low-Resource Settings - Shauna Mullally

Assistive technology: The Norwegian experience - Terje Sund

Key issues in Assistive Products Distribution - Michael Allen

Key issues in Assistive Products provisioning: availability, repair and maintenance - Xavier Lemire

Day 2

The Right Wheelchair in the Right Way - David Constantine - Motivation UK

A Sustainable Social Business - Howard Weinstein - Solar Ear

Introduction to accessibility sessions - Jesper Boesen - No Barriers

The most accessible building in the world - Jesper Boesen - No Barriers

Product Innovation - Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino - UNICEF Supply Division

National Innovation Foundation - Anil Gupta

Universal Design Concept - Betty Dion – GAATES

Publications

Assistive Products for Children with Disabilities (APCD) Forum Report 

UNICEF-WHO joint paper on assistive technology for children with disabilities (PDF)

UNICEF-WHO joint paper on assistive technology for children with disabilities in accessible formats: HTML | EPUB | DAISY

Key highlights from the UNICEF global survey on Assistive Technologies for Children with Disabilities (PDF)

Key highlights from the UNICEF global survey on Assistive Technologies for Children with Disabilities (WORD)

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