Using TAP

Start learning with TAP

1. Introduction

Watch this video for an introduction to TAP.

2. Register

Watch this video to learn how to register for TAP.
Go here to register for TAP.

3. Log in

Watch this video to learn how to log in and get started with TAP.
Go here to log in to TAP.

If you are part of an organised training course you may be asked to complete a course enrolment form.
Click here to find the right course enrolment form for your country.

4. Begin learning

Watch this video to learn how to begin training with TAP.

5. Continue learning

Watch this video to learn how to complete a module, and what steps to take next.

Module structure

TAP modules are in six streams:

  • Cognition
  • Communication
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Self-care
  • Mobility.

Each stream has an introduction module, followed by product modules.

To use TAP always:

  • Complete the Introduction to assistive products module first
  • Complete the introduction module for each stream before taking product modules from that stream.

Graphic showing the three layers of TAP modules.

Module content

TAP modules are designed to be taken at the learner’s pace. The amount of time needed varies from 1 – 4 hours depending on the module and the learner.

Modules include:

  • A quiz before and after the module
  • Text, illustrations and videos
  • Downloadable assistive product screening and assessment forms, key words and key messages summaries
  • Interactive questions and activities
  • A discussion forum for sharing of experiences and to ask questions.

TAP learners will benefit from mentors who can:

  • Prepare the products and other resources needed to take each module
  • Provide support and coordinate peer discussion as learners go through each module
  • Set up supervised sessions for practicing and developing skills.

TAP delivery

TAP is a flexible modular training resource that can be tailored to support local health systems and training for assistive technology provision. This is achieved by blending online learning with clinical practice, supported by local mentors to build competencies for the referral and provision of assistive products. The role of local mentors is:

  • Prepare the products and other resources needed to take each module
  • Provide support and coordinate peer discussion as learners go through each module
  • Set up supervised sessions for practicing and developing skills.

TAP delivery requires service systems to be in place, including a supply of assistive products. The TAP platform includes supporting resources for anyone who is coordinating TAP delivery (such as service managers, clinical leads, educators, implementing agencies) to support implementation into existing services.

Read more on the WHO website.

TAP Certificates

A Certificate of Completion can be downloaded at the end of each module. You must  complete the module and score above 60% in the post-module quiz.

Consent for use of information

Please let us know if you give consent for information collected during this training to be used for future reporting and research activities.

Check yes or no to each question below. If you select no, you are still very welcome to continue the training.

1. I have read the Participant Information Sheet and understand TAP data collection.
2. I understand that my de-identified information collected during this training (including this registration form, online feedback survey, quiz results and discussion forum) will be used in reporting and research to help improve TAP and improve access to assistive technology, and I give my consent for this.