The Future of Assistive Technologies | My Digital Life
Understand the gap between the demand and supply of assistive technologies, and how we can make such technologies more accessible!
Assistive technology is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of products that enable people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives.
Despite the global need and recognised benefits of assistive technology, access to these products remains limited for many people who need them. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one billion people need one or more assistive products today, but only one in ten have access to them. By 2030, more than two billion people will need at least one assistive product due to an ageing population and a rise in noncommunicable diseases.
Come explore some of the reasons for this gap between demand and supply of assistive technologies with this insightful session! It will also introduce you to some affordable solutions that provide people who rely on assistive technologies the avenues to participate and contribute to communities.
This programme is accessible for persons with physical and sensory disability. PowerPoint live captioning will be enabled throughout the session for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. A screen reader-friendly document will be sent to persons with visual impairment prior to the programme.
This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary username on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary username, you can create one here: https://account.nlb.gov.sg/
National Library Board
Punggol Regional Library - Programme Room (Level 5)
1 Punggol Drive, #01-12 One Punggol, Singapore 828629