AmeetingwasheldwithISPO, ISPRM, WCPT, WFOTandWHOrepresentatives ito integratewheelchairservicecurriculainuniversityandprofessionaltrainingprograms.
WheelchairServiceProvidercredentialpilots inEnglishandSpanishtook place with 79participants. The credential will recognize wheelchair service providers and trainers.
E-mentoring pilots for intermediate service providers took place in English and Spanish, with 18 participants across two pilots. A third phase is in progress now; a comprehensive intervention is planned for Q2 2018.
The ISWPBasictestofwheelchairserviceisavailablein14 languages; 2,200 individualshavetakenthetest.
TheISWPIntermediatetestis availableinEnglishandSpanish; 300 individualshavetakentheknowledge component of the test.
The WheelchairInternationalNetwork (WIN)was launched in late 2017. The one-of-a-kind learning management platform facilitates training and certification for wheelchair service professionals, training organizations and manufacturers.
ISWPaffiliatesprojectpilotswere completed in Romania and Philippines. Motivation Romania and the Philippine Society of Wheelchair Professionals conducted wheelchair needs assessments and developed strategic plans for country-specific wheelchair service provision.