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Welcome to the WHO Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, a forum for advocacy, dissemination, networking and research on assistive technology. GATE members include diverse assistive technology stakeholders including policymakers, funders, academia, professional organizations, service providers, and assistive technology user groups.

GATE was formed in response to a request by key stakeholders at a UN General Assembly meeting on disability and development in 2013. The stakeholders requested WHO develop and coordinate a global initiative to spearhead the realization of the obligations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, particularly the Convention’s Article 32 on increasing access to assistive technology. The 2018 World Health Assembly resolution on assistive technology (WHA71.8) provides further direction for the GATE initiative and actions.

Anyone who shares the GATE vision of a world where assistive technology is universally accessible to everyone, everywhere can join the GATE community.

Being a member of GATE offers opportunities to share latest knowledge and learning on assistive technology, forge partnerships and connect with more than 2,000 assistive technology advocates, professionals and users.

Join GATE today to connect with the assistive technology sector globally.