By building Assistive Technology centers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), people with disabilities will be directed to the best technologies that will assist them to be independent and therefore become productive members of society. Examples of technologies used to help disabled people include:
Environmental Controls which relates to systems that enable clients to control their immediate living space (with different styles of switching to suit different types of disability). This includes turning on TVs, controlling doors
Communication Aids covers technology which offers symbol or text-based communication (incorporating environmental control), or pre-programmed telephones which use speech synthesizers.
Telecare is the term used for the remote support of elderly and vulnerable people, providing the reassurance needed to allow them to remain living in their own homes. Telecare allows carers to monitor the well-being of clients whether this is inside a residential or hospital facility or within their own home.
Lifeskills covers a range of products, design, installation, and training services which are designed to enable children to be taught independence skills from a young age, in an educational environment.