Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Access to Assistive Technology during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Voices of Users and Families

Layton, N., Mont, D., Puli, L., Calvo, I., Shae, K., Tebbutt, E., Hill, K.D., Callaway, L., Hiscock, D., Manlapaz, A., Groenewegen, I., Sidiqi, M.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Education Access and Quality
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This article is part of a series that explores COVID-19 related experiences of assistive technology (AT) users across the world. This article focuses on a survey of AT users from six regions, and the results show that AT users in minority groups living with existing health disparities are unduly impacted by the functionality of AT tools. The article offers specific recommendations for future action to strengthen AT across public policy and civil society in pandemic preparedness and response.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People With Disabilities

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