Programme Manager, Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) World Health Organisation
We have reviewed the recent Irish publication: ‘Assistive Technology for People With Disabilities and Older People: A Discussion Paper, and welcome the concept of introducing an Assistive Technology (AT) Passport, which is quite an innovative idea and if implemented well, could be a foundation stone to a national AT Ecosystem. Achieving well-coordinated AT services is a goal which most members of the GATE community internationally share, and we support such a focussed approach. We have posted the discussion paper in the GATE community for wider dissemination. We would like to see more such efforts. We look forward to hearing of progress in the implementation of these Discussion Paper recommendations in due course.