Disability Assistive Technologies

Partnering for Success in the Wheelchair Sector

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP), an independent entity and resource center, was established under the facilitative and technical leadership of The University of Pittsburgh, with process support from the Implementation Science Collaborative (ISC). A consultative and coordinating body, the ISWP hosts a comprehensive library of wheelchair service standards, education, best practice, training, and more. In addition, the ISWP is working with the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), an ISC partner, on the World Health Organization’s development of the Standards for Wheelchair Service Provision.

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Activities

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals serves as an authoritative consultative and coordinating body for:

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Service standards

Establishing wheelchair service standards, including potential accreditation or credentialing standards.

2

Product standards

Developing evidence-based wheelchair product standards for adverse conditions

3

Adoption& utilization

Promoting the adoption, utilization, and contextualization of product standards, service standards, and related policies in low- and middle-income countries.

4

Coordination

Promoting coordination within the wheelchair sector.