Assistive Technology – Critical Need of the Hour

According to the “World report on disability-2011” by the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, there are 1 billion persons with disabilities worldwide, who constitutes 15% of the total global population. Of them, 80% live in developing countries and almost the same percentage live in extreme poverty conditions. Persons with disability (PWDs) exhibit the lowest health, education and economic outcomes. Our own home India isn’t far behind with over 60 million persons with disability(according to MindTree Foundation). With poor implementation of Government policy and little access to affordable