According to the WHO, assistive technology is an umbrella term covering the systems and services related to the delivery of assistive products and services. Our focus is on supporting people with mobility impairments. To do this, we need a comprehensive approach to the provision of suitable wheelchairs, which includes leveraging research, education, and training.
Our mission is to serve as a global resource for wheelchair service standards and provision through advocacy, education, standards, evidence-based practice, innovation and a platform for information exchange.
With funding from USAID’s Inclusive Development Hub, the ISC supports the development of evidence-based standards for the global wheelchair sector, housed in an independent, stakeholder-led resource center. The resource center serves as a substantively authoritative consultative and coordinating body for:
1. Establishing wheelchair service standards, including potential accreditation or credentialing standards;
2. Developing evidence-based wheelchair product standards for adverse conditions;
3 .Promoting the adoption, utilization, and contextualization of product standards, service standards, and related policies in low- and middle-income countries; and
4. Promoting coordination within the wheelchair sector.