ARATA President Dr Natasha Layton contributed an Australian perspective to the following OPEN ACCESS article just published They Said: A Global Perspective on Access to Assistive Technology
International experts in assistive technology from five global regions (South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and Australia) and with affiliation to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) community were invited to share their perspectives on the delivery of assistive technology and provision of assistive products in their regions. Four common topics emerged from the experts: (a) user and environmental barriers; (b) policy, funding, and product access; (c) professional training, collaboration, and service delivery; and (d) occupational justice (i.e., empowerment, participation, and progress).
Boisselle, Angela K. and Grajo, Lenin C. (2018) "They Said: A Global Perspective on Access to Assistive Technology," The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Vol. 6: Iss. 3, Article 2. Available at: https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1541