Mar 24, 2023

Wheelchair provision guidelines

These Wheelchairprovision guidelines aim to support improved access to appropriate wheelchairs, for all those in need, includingchildren, older persons, people with mobility disabilities, and those with chronic health conditions. They arerelevant for all countries and apply to all wheelchair users and types of wheelchairs. They emphasize that thebest outcomes in wheelchair access occur when wheelchair users have the benefit of an individual process ofassessment, fitting, training, and follow up, provided by trained personnel. Their purpose is to ensure thatwheelchair users have timely access through wheelchair services that are people-centred and responsive totheir needs. Target audiences are those with a role in planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation ofwheelchair provision. This includes policy-makers, wheelchair service personnel, and wheelchair userrepresentative organizations.