In October 2017, ISPO has launched its Wheelchair Advisory Group with 10 members. The purpose of the ISPO Wheelchair Advisory Group is to guide ISPO in the promotion of access to appropriate wheelchair services worldwide, capitalizing on the expertise and experience of its members.
A wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices to enhance personal mobility, a precondition to enjoy human rights and assists people with disabilities to become more productive members of their communities. For many people, an appropriate, well-designed, and well-fitted wheelchair can be the first step towards inclusion and participation in society. Acknowledging the development of the sector and the important work being done by ISWP (International Society of Wheelchair Professionals), ISPO believe that its Wheelchair Advisory Group could further promote and ensure access to appropriate wheelchair services worldwide.