Suggested resources to support advocacy efforts

The UN Convention and the right to an appropriate wheelchair

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the most important human rights international convention to promote and advocate dignity and equality…Read More

Role of civil society

In many contexts (from low to high income), policy development often excludes its intended beneficiaries (e.g., wheelchair users, rehabilitation professionals) and is conducted with reference points related to context with greater resources and by people unfamiliar with the country…Read More

Product Standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) creates technical documents that provide requirements and specifications to ensure that products, in this case wheelchairs, cushions, and postural support devices, meet the expected quality. …Read More

Example of professional certifications

In several countries in the world there are certification programs for professionals that work in the assistive technology and wheeled mobility field…Read More

International support documents

The following documents can be useful to support your advocacy efforts. We encourage you to explore the documents and understand where you country or context stand in relation to those…Read More

Examples of policies and regulations

For your information, ISWP shares the following local, national, or specific system’s policies of regulations…Read More

References and List of Abbreviations

See our list of abbreviations and references…Read More

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