Technology doesn't "repair" people it "enables" them

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A participant listens on at the special event in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UN File Photo/Amanda Voisard

Technology doesn't "repair" people it "enables" them; that's according to Chapal Khasnabis the man leading a new World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to promote what are known as "assistive technologies."

That could include electric wheelchairs, cochlear implants and other aids that assist people with disabilities.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which was agreed 10 years ago affirms technology as a right rather than a luxury.

Deganit Perez has been speaking to Chapal Khasnabis and Gaby Admon-Rick who works on disability issues at the Israel Ministry of Justice.

She began by asking Mr Khasnabis what technological development in the last decade has had the biggest impact.

Duration: 4’45″

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