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Enable Ireland and Microsoft Join Forces on Assistive Technology Passport

Enable Ireland’s National Assistive Technology Training Service is delighted to mark our 20 year partnership with Microsoft by driving an initiative to develop the AT Passport, built on AI capability. This initiative is based on a central recommendation of our joint publication with the Disability Federation of Ireland: AT for People with Disabilities and Older People, namely the AT Passport.

The AT Passport is a person-centred record of an individual’s Assistive Technology needs, and would include technologies, training, tech support, funding and procurement details. Such an AT Passport would ensure that AT Users could transition much more seamlessly across their lives: from preschool to school, school to college or other training/life experience, college to work from all of these contexts to home and their local community. The AT Passport is a central feature of an entire AT Ecosystem, which would ensure, if implemented, that those who need Assistive Technology can get it in a timely manner.

Enable Ireland and Microsoft are working hard to make these recommendations a reality, and in tandem, we continue to partner on the delivery of our Foundations in Assistive Technology accredited training programme, with over 420 graduates working across Ireland, supporting people to use AT at  home, in education, at work and in their local communities.