Global Disability Innovation Hub

UCL at Here East
8-9 East Bay Lane
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E15 2GW

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00 44 20 3108 9916

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Global Disability Innovation Hub is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world.

Our vision is of a world without barriers to participation, with equitable access and opportunity for all.

We stimulate entrepreneurship by developing bold approaches, partnership and ecosystems to accelerate change.

We are based in East London. We were born out of the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

We believe disability innovation is part of a bigger movement for disability inclusion and social justice.

GDI Hub is two things, an academic research centre (led by UCL) and a community interest company (a social business).

We have an Advisory Board of disabled people from three continents.

Our Themes

There are three cross-cutting themes that run through all our work:

Inclusive Design
Assistive Technology
Participation and culture

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