Barriers to access to assistive Technology in Kenya

  1. unaffordability of the Assistive technology.
  2. Limited disaggregated data on the assistive technology needs
  3. Lack of awareness and information regarding assistive technology
  4. Lack of Assistive Technology National policy
  5. Unavailability of Assistive technology
  6. Limited Involvement users of Assistive Technology and organizations
  7. Limited trained Assistive technology workforce.
  8. Defragmented Assistive product procurement and supply
Participants during World At Day on 4th June , 2024

Assistive Technology

Enhancing Access to Assistive Technology to everyone who needs it

Kenya has made strides toward establishing legal and policy frameworks concerning Assistive Technology, However, access to Assistive technology remains a challenge. The barriers to access including availability, affordability, and limited information persist.

Recommendations to enhance access to assistive Technology in Kenya

Recommendation 1: Develop a National assistive technology policy Recommendation 2: Meaningfully involve AT users, user groups, caregivers, and Organizations
Recommendation 3: increase public awareness and education regarding assistive technology
Recommendation 4: Ensure Assistive Technology is affordable (Integrated to the SHIF and Social Protection Measures)
Recommendation 5: increase assistive technology availability
Recommendation 6: improve workforce capacity
Recommendation 7: invest in data collection and research
Recommendation 8: establish proper coordination mechanism in the procurement and supply of assistive technology
Recommendation 9: strengthen policy implementation on assistive technology

Panelists during World AT Day on 4th June ,2024

Assistive Technolgy Resources

Policy Brief
Landscape Analysis
Data and Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Financing Kenya
Assistive Technology Pathways
Assistive technology in Kenya
Case study – Wheelchair services
Assistive Technology Brochure 
World Assistive Technology Day Brochure 
Habilitation and Rehabilitation Strategy (2022-2026)
NCPWDs Assistive Technology Application Form
NCPWDs Rehabilitation Assistance Application form
Status report on disability inclusion
Persons with Disability Act 2003
National Action plan for implementation of GDS
National ICT Policy
Persons with Disabilities National Policy
NCPWDs Status Report on Disability Inclusion
Social Development – Increasing Access to Assistive Technology
NCPWDs -Strategic Plan

Global Report on Assistive Technology
WHO Priority List for Assistive Technology
Social Protection and Assistive Technology
A Case for Investing in Assistive Technology
UNICEF -Assistive Technology for Children
CRPD Committee Concluding Observation -Kenya (2015)
CRPD Committee Concluding Observation -Kenya (Art 35)
Kenya Replies to Committee Observation
Opportunities for Digital Assistive Technology in Africa
Rata Questionnaires
ATA-C manual

Josephine Apollo -AT User (prosthetic)

Cate Syokau -AT User (Electric Wheelchair)

Various AT Users

Participants during World AT Day on 4th June ,2024