Wheelchair provision guidelines

Publication date 5 June 2023 Category
  • Assistive technology
  • Assistive Technology
  • Disability
  • Wheelchair
Publishing organisation World Health Organisation

The Wheelchair Provision Guidelines are designed to improve access to suitable wheelchairs for individuals in need, such as children, older persons, people with mobility disabilities, and those with chronic health conditions. These guidelines are relevant for all countries and apply to all wheelchair users and types of wheelchairs. They emphasize the importance of a personalized process involving assessment, fitting, training, and follow-up by trained professionals. The primary goal of these guidelines is to ensure that wheelchair users receive timely and person-centered wheelchair services that meet their specific needs. The target audience includes policy-makers, wheelchair service personnel, and organizations representing wheelchair users, all of whom play a role in the planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of wheelchair provision.