New assistive technologies framework for disabled assistance
Assistive technologies (AT) are products, services and systems that allow disabled persons to participate in society in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Even though an estimated 1 billion people benefit from AT services, only one in 10 can access adequate services. The EU-funded ARISE project will develop and pilot a framework for resilient and comprehensive systems, enabling the disabled to partake in their communities’ activities through AT. The project engages persons with disabilities, as well as academic researchers and policymakers to understand critical components of the policy framework. ARISE will publish the framework in cooperation with the European Disability Forum.