Campaign ideas

Looking for ideas to take part in the #ISPOWER campaign?

See below our suggestions for activities to raise awareness within your local community on the need to increase access to Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) and assistive health technology (AHT) services for people with disabilities:  

Whether a patient or a physician, an ISPO Member Society, a patient organization or any other stakeholder in the Assistive Health Technology field,  you can:

·  Make use of #ISPOWER materials (logo, posters and flyers) and put flyers or a poster at your work, in your hospital waiting room, at your school, community centre

·  Organise a public walk, cycle ride, run to show support to #ISPOWER campaign

·  Promote the campaign on your website, blog or forum by creating an #ISPOWER section with information on the campaign

·  Promote the campaign through social media by posting on #ISPOWER on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

·  Organize or hold awareness raising events towards the general public such as:

  • A disability quiz including questions related to general information about people with disabilities but also what life looks like, living with a disability
  • Sports or cooking contests where people have to perform sport activities/cook without using one of their body part (a leg, an arm, a hand…), or using an orthotic device, a wheelchair
  • Information sessions at schools and universities, with presentations from P&O experts and storytelling by P&O users/disabled people using AHT
  • Information sessions at your workplace, with presentations by experts/medical specialists, interactive activities such as role playing and handing out informative leaflets
  • Gatherings where professionals or children meet with their counterparts who have disabilities and perform activities together

 

Other ideas include:

· Identify the relevant representatives within your Government/Health authorities and set up a meeting with them

· Identify and reach out to local heroes (disabled athletes, bombing survivors, inspirational disabled speakers) and encourage them to embrace #ISPOWER and to provide inspiration and a positive role model for people with disabilities around the world

· Show a banner at the start of a sports match

· Make a human chain in a main public square on the International of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

· Organize an interview with your local press