Framework for building capacity for assistive technology and alternative augmentative communication

The need for an assistive technology capacity framework to address the needs of children

A child in Armenia


UNICEF has identified the need to establish an Assistive Technology (AT) capacity framework that addresses the needs of children throughout their life course and across settings (home, school and community) to help low- and middle-income countries to improve national AT provision and build functioning AT ecosystems. UNICEF recognises that the greatest impact on the lives of children is most likely when intervention takes place as early as possible. The framework responds to the need to support each country to set up assistive technology services that are accessible to children and capable of responding to identified needs in their specific contexts.

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