WHO – rATA Survey

United Kingdom Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA)

This project funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to measure access to assistive technology (AT) in the UK.

The rATA is an interviewer-administered household survey and the data will provide baseline understanding of AT access globally for the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT).

Despite the urgency and the important global imperative on improving access to AT, little data has been systematically collected in countries to demonstrate the need and unmet need of AT in the population. The GReAT is the opportunity for countries to start this critical step in a coordinated manner and make a global impact on the way forward. To meet the objective of obtaining data on need and unmet need of AT in the UK population, a representative sample is required.

The project is coordinated by Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, Associate Professor Aoife Healy and Ms Esther Dakin-Poole.

If you are interested in contributing to this survey, please read the information sheet and register your interest by completing this form.

This is a household survey and you don’t need to be using any assisive products to take part. We want to hear from everyone. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at: ratasurvey@staffs.ac.uk

We are undertaking the rATA between March and May 2021 and once you register your interest, one of our team will be in touch.


You can find more information on WHO programs on Assitive Technology here.

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