Event: WHO Online Master Training Workshop for Measuring Access to Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology, Events, Global, November 10 2020

The WHO Online Master Training Workshop for Measuring Access to Assistive Technology will take place on 17-19 November 2020. The workshop is an integral part of the development of the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT).

The resolution on improving access to assistive technology (WHA71.8) mandates WHO to develop the global report in the context of an integrated approach, based on the best available scientific evidence and international experience by 2021 and progress reports every four years after until 2030.

This workshop will kick-off the global initiative of national surveys using the rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) to measure the need, unmet need of and barriers to access AT in the population. The workshop aims to:

  • ensure common understanding of the purpose and process of the survey among all stakeholders;
  • provide step-by-step guidance on the survey methodology and implementation to national data coordinators and the survey teams;
  • discuss and finalize the national survey deployment plans.

The workshop will be hosted on ZOOM platform. The provisional agenda of the workshop is as below (time is indicative in Central Europe Time). Detailed programme and online meeting login information will be sent out in the next days.

rATA questionnaire: Arabic, ChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanishPortuguese

Priority Assistive Products list: All languages

Tuesday, 17 November 2020
08:30 – 13:00 Panel session
Self-directed exercises
14:30 – 16:30 Group work A/B 06:00 – 8:00 (next day) Group work C/D
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
08:30 – 13:00 Panel session
Self-directed exercises
14:30 – 16:30 Group work A/B 06:00 – 8:00 (next day) Group work C/D
Thursday, 19 November 2020
08:30 – 13:00 Panel session
Self-assessment & exercises
14:30 – 16:30 Group work A/B 06:00 – 8:00 (next day) Group work C/D
Friday, 20 November 2020
08:30 – 12:30 Voluntary participation: online Q&A

Registration

 The registration system works with the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Edge.  Please register by Thursday, 12 November 2020 following these two steps:

 Step 1: complete the online form.

Step 2: complete the Declaration of Interests (DOI) and Confidentiality Undertaking forms for the registration and send to: assistivetechnology@who.int with rATAMasterTraining in the subject line.

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 Should you have any queries concerning the registration please email assistivetechnology@who.int with rATAMasterTraining in the subject line.

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