[nfb-talk] FW: World Health Organization and assistive technology

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jan 28 02:56:52 UTC 2016


>
>From: Assistive Technology Online Network 
>[mailto:ATNETWORK at LISTSERV.SC.EDU] On Behalf Of Carol Page
>Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:57 AM
>To: ATNETWORK at LISTSERV.SC.EDU
>Subject: World Health Organization and assistive technology
>
>
>
>This is from the <http://www.who.int/>World Health Organization:
>
>
>
>
>We would like to invite you to participate in 
>the WHO-GATE global survey to identify the top 
>50 priority assistive products. The survey is 
>open to all stakeholders, but users or potential 
>users of assistive technologies, their families 
>and organizations are particularly encouraged to 
>participate. We are aiming for the highest 
>number of responses from as many countries as 
>possible. Please share the link to the survey 
>with any user or provider of assistive technologies among your contacts.
>
>You may access the online survey in 37 different languages through this link:
>
><https://extranet.who.int/dataform/355553/>https://extranet.who.int/dataform/355553/ 
>
>
>By completing the survey you will contribute to 
>developing a standard list of most essential 
>assistive products that must be available in a 
>health system. The Assistive Products List (APL) 
>will serve as a model for countries to develop 
>their own national lists based on their specific 
>needs and available resources. The APL will help 
>guide countries in realizing their commitments 
>as signatories of the Convention on the Rights 
>of Persons with Disabilities by setting a minimum standard of provision.
>
>Should you be unable to complete the survey 
>online you may download the word version from 
>the WHO website (in the language of your choice) 
>and return the filled-in form by email. Please 
>find the PDF and word versions of the 52 
>different languages by following this link:
><http://www.who.int/phi/implementation/assistive_technology/global_survey-apl/en/>http://www.who.int/phi/implementation/assistive_technology/global_survey-apl/en/
>
>The deadline for completing the survey is the 
>3rd of March 2016. Thank you for your support in 
>this initiative. Please do not hesitate to 
>contact me with any further questions or comments.
>
>Best Regards,
>Andrea Pupulin
>World Health Organization | Avenue Appia 20 | 1211 Geneva | Switzerland
><mailto:pupulina at who.int>pupulina at who.int
>
>
>
>---------------------------------------
>This e-mail transmission, in its entirety and 
>including all attachments, is intended solely 
>for the use of the person or entity to whom it 
>is addressed and may contain information, 
>including health information, that is 
>privileged, confidential, and the disclosure of 
>which is governed by applicable law. If you are 
>not the intended recipient, you are hereby 
>notified that disclosing, distributing, copying 
>or taking any action in relation to this e-mail 
>is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received 
>this e-mail in error, please notify the sender 
>immediately and destroy the related message.   ­­
>Cataracts are among the leading causes of vision 
>loss worldwide; they are usually treatable. Has 
>an ophthalmologist diagnosed you or a loved one 
>with cataracts? Do you need cataract surgery but 
>can’t afford the cost? If you’re a SC resident 
>and U.S. citizen not covered by Medicare, 
>Medicaid or other insurance; and have cataracts 
>in both eyes, we at the SC Commission for the 
>Blind may be able to help. Give us a call at 
>888.335.5951 or find us online at www.sccb.state.sc.us

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org


More information about the nfb-talk mailing list