Over 1,500 AT suppliers and disability organisations mapped
By 1st Feb 2019, SAFOD and country affiliates had located and mapped over 1500 AT suppliers and disability Organizations in Southern Africa.
FEDOMA, Stakeholders for Tax Exemption on AT in Malawi
FEDOMA has reiterated its commitment to continue engaging the Governmet of Malawi to seriously consider removing duty on assistive technology devices imported into the country.
NFPDN, Stakeholders for Increased AT Budgets in Namibia
In Namibia, there is need to intensify advocacy for the increase in budget allocation not only for general disability service provision but also, in particualar for increased access to assistive technology by persons with disabilities in the country
ZAFOD, SAFOD Engage AT Stakeholders in Zambia
Stakeholders at Assistive Technology seminar held in Lusaka, Zambia, on 04 May 2018, noted that Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Disabled Peoples Organization (DPOs) can help in identifying the needs for persons with disabilities related to AT.
What lessons did we learn about AT in Botswana?
After almost three years of implementing the AT-Info-Map Project, the team has leaned quite a number of lessons regarding the AT, particularly in Botswana where the project was piloted for the initial one year (2016 - 2017).
AT-Info-Map taxonomy; A tool for increasing AT awareness
One of the goals of the AT-Info-Map project is to bridge the information gap that exists within the many communities in Southern Africa. However, one of the key issues emanating from the recent consultations with partners and stakeholders relate to lack of awareness of what constitutes AT.
SANKARANKUTTY MOHAN: A Supplier’s Perspective
Sankarankutty Mohan is the Business Development Manager at the Afroworld Group, one of the suppliers of Assistive Technologies (ATs) in Botswana with probably one of the largest portfolio of AT types or categories.
MOFFAT LOUIS: A Rehab Officer’s Perspective
Moffat Louis is one of the community rehabilitation officers who have been actively involved in the AT-Info-Map project right from the beginning.
A marketing choice for ‘Doctors Choice’
The AT-Info-Map team met with the Director of Doctors Choice in Gaborone, Lance Motikeng, to present the first version (V1) of the Assistive Technology Information Mapping (AT-Info-Map) mobile application.
Partners Introduce AT-Info-Map V1 App
The AT-Info-Map partners officially introduced the first version (V1) of the AT-Info-Map App to various stakeholders in Botswana.