#ISPOWER Campaign 

Guidance and Ideas for Action

Support ISPO in its mission to raise awareness and increase access to Prosthetics & Orthotics and assistive health technologies for people with disabilities by taking part in the #ISPOWER campaign.

Show your support by organising and participating in activities to raise people’s awareness in your local community.

Whether you are a patient or professional, a member of an ISPO Society or just a friend or relative of a person with physical impairment, you can contribute and make use of #ISPOWER materials  such as logos, posters and flyers to display them at work, in your hospital waiting room, at your school or community center.

Ideas of activities you can do to show your engagement:

  • Organise a public walk, cycle ride or run
  • Promote the campaign on your website, blog or forum by creating an #ISPOWER section with information on the campaign
  • Engage on social media and post about #ISPOWER

Hold awareness raising events in the general public, such as:

  • A disability quiz: include questions related to general information about people with impairments and on what life is like living with a disability.
  • Sports or cooking contests: give people an opportunity to perform sports activities or cook without using one of their body parts (a leg, an arm, a hand) or challenge them to try an orthotic device like a wheelchair.
  • Information sessions at schools and universities or at your work place: invite P&O experts to present and tell about users of assistive health technology, provide information material such as leaflets, and include interactive activities such as role playing.
  • Gatherings, where professionals or children meet with disabled peers: create a shared experience, in which they perform activities together.

Other ways of engaging:

  • Identify the relevant representatives within your Government or Health authority and set up an informative meeting with them.
  • Reach out to local heroes (disabled athletes, bombing survivors, inspirational disabled speakers) and encourage them to embrace #ISPOWER and to provide inspiration as a positive role model for people with disabilities.
  • Show a banner at the start of a sports match
  • Make a human chain in a main public square on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)
  • Organize an interview with your local press

#ISPOWER on Social Media

Click here for guidance on social media actions.

Campaign Materials

Click here to download various campaign materials