Entries by Pete Charles

Computer-building workshops for Blind people

Please support our good friend Fernando Botelho, President of F123, and his initiative to run computer-building workshops for blind people in multiple countries. Fernando has produced a YouTube video explaining the project and giving us a peek at an example computer that has been put together, all as part of his application to win the […]

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The story of Risnawati Utami, an election observer with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems

“Based on our observations, we made recommendations to the government, many of which have been adopted.” I am Risnawati Utami, from Indonesia. I am 45 years old and have had a physical disability since I was four. In 1999, Indonesia experienced its first election after Suharto, who served as president for 31 years, stepped down. […]


TOPHOUSE Report on person-centred housing has been published!

We are excited to announce that the TOPHOUSE Report on person-centred housing is now available for download. The TOPHOUSE Report “Including Person-Centered Approaches and User Involvement in Integrated Housing and Support”, coordinated by the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), is intended to serve as an overview at European level of existing promising […]

WHO call for contributions to GReAT Consultation 2019

On 22 and 23 August 2019, the GATE team will be hosting the GReAT Consultation 2019 in Geneva. This meeting will bring academics, practitioners, policy makers, and assistive technology users together to guide the content development of the Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology. The Global Report was requested by the 71st World […]