Special Issue "Assistive Technology and Support Services for People with Disabilities in Low Resource Settings"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 55334
Interests: disability; socioeconomic policies; social protection; disability data
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About 15 percent of the world’s population has a disability, and a growing body of research shows they are worse off than their nondisabled peers according to a wide range of social and economic indicators, such as education, employment, poverty, violence, HIV infection, and access to health care and social services. This is directly attributable to many barriers in the environment, for example, inaccessible infrastructure and information and discriminatory attitudes. The availability of quality supports, such as personal assistance and assistive technology, is necessary for many people with disabilities in order to fully participate in the economic and social lives of their communities and close these outcome gaps. However, little research has been done demonstrating the extent of this need or how to address it. Examples and guidance on the design and delivery of these supports in low- and middle-income countries are greatly needed. We invite papers addressing the access and impact of support services and assisitive technology for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, and examples and guidance on how they can be effectively provided in low-resource settings, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with policy recommendations.
Dr. Daniel Mont
Mr. Alexandre Cote
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- assistive technology
- assistive devices
- support services