Purpose: In this paper, we highlight examples of how AT may play a role in realizing each of the fundamental rights affirmed in the UNCRPD.
Materials and methods: We conducted an indicative literature search for relevant literature to each of the substantive articles of the CRPD.
Results: Assistive technology plays a critical role in achieving the rights affirmed by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Conclusions: Ensuring adequate provision of AT by states parties is critical to the progressive realization of the rights of persons with disabilities and to fulfilling commitments made by states parties upon ratification of the CRPD.Implications for rehabilitationAssistive technology (AT) is critical to enable full participation of persons with disability in society and the achievement of rights affirmed by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Governments and other key stakeholders should endeavour to improve access to AT through inclusive, evidence-informed programs and services.Advocacy is required to improve access to AT through universal health coverage.
Keywords: Assistive technology; CRPD; disability; human rights.