Introducing TAP | Training for Assistive Products

Physiopedia is delighted to see the launch of the new Training in Assistive Products (TAP) online learning platform from the World Health Organisation.

TAP is an open access online training resource to prepare primary health and other personnel to fulfil an assistive technology role. This may include identifying people who may benefit from assistive technology; providing simple assistive products such as reading glasses or elbow crutches; or referral for more complex products and other services.

Assistive technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services. Assistive technology is a subset of health technology.

We are delighted to have been involved in the development of this new resource for rehabilitation and see the launch of this platform that was developed by Physiopedia’s very own Tony Lowe.

WHO will host a webinar for the global launch of Training in Assistive Products (TAP) on 10 November 2022 with a line-up of speakers and a panel discussion. The event will be in English with live interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and international sign. There will also be live captioning.

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of the first TAP module, Introduction to Assistive Products, will open at 13:00 CET on the same day and run for a two-week period until 24 November. The module will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Georgian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Ukrainian.

Learn more about TAP