The 2011 World Report on Disability estimated that there are approximately one billion disabled people in the world. 80% of those disabled people live in the global South . We will all have impairments at some point in our lives and WHO estimate that by 2050 up to two billion of us will need access to Assistive Technology . So, disability Innovations isn’t a niche issue, and AT is not a specialist need, it affects all of our families, everywhere – and there are considerable issues to address, especially where resources are tighter.
 Braithwaite, J., Mont, D., 2009. Disability and poverty: A survey of World Bank Poverty Assessments and implications.
 WHO | Priority Assistive Products List (APL),” WHO.