ISWP Advisory Board
The Advisory Board, comprised of a cross-section of worldwide wheelchair industry professionals, provides oversight during the two-year USAID grant period. The Advisory Board also will set ISWP’s long-term direction.
ISWP Working Groups
Working Groups (WG) have been established to help implement USAID grant objectives. WG meeting recaps are published on the site. Future site enhancements will include links to audio recordings of the meetings.
ISWP Working Group Descriptions (PDF)
ISWP Working Group Members List (PDF)
- Membership and Coordination Working Group Meeting Recap
- Standards Working Group Meeting Recaps
- March 31, 2015 (PDF)
- March 17, 2015 (PDF)
- April 14, 2015 (PDF)
- April 29, 2015 (PDF)
- May 12, 2015 (PDF)
- May 26, 2015 (PDF)
- June 9, 2015 (PDF)
- June 9, 2015 (Recording)
- July 28, 2015 (PDF)
- August 11, 2015 (PDF)
- August 25, 2015 (PDF)
- September 23-24, 2015 In Person Meeting
- October 13, 2015 (PDF)
- November 10, 2015 (PDF)
- January 29, 2016 Special Carousel Meeting Recap (PDF)
- March 8, 2016 (PDF)
- April 12, 2016 (PDF)
- Advocacy Working Group Meeting Recaps
- Awareness Subcommittee Meeting Recaps
- Training Working Group Meeting Recaps
- Service Providers/Rehab Centers/Clinicians Subcommittee Working Group Meeting Recaps
- Affiliate Network WorkingGroups Proposal
- Hybrid Course Subcommittee, Training Working Group
- ISWP Evidence-based Practice Working Group
WHO Wheelchair Service Training
WHO Wheelchair Service Training – Basic Level (WSTP-B)
The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has developed the Wheelchair Service Training Package - Basic level. The main purpose of the training package is to develop the minimum skills and knowledge required by personnel involved in wheelchair service delivery.
WHO Wheelchair Service Training – Intermediate Level (WSTP-I)
Following release of the Wheelchair Service Training Package – Basic level (WSTP-B), WHO, in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the Wheelchair Service Training Package – Intermediate Level (WSTP-I). WSTP-I is focuses more on addressing needs of people who have severe difficulties in walking and moving around and also have poor postural control. WSTP-I is designed to support the training of personnel or volunteers to provide an appropriate manual wheelchair and cushion for children and adults who need additional postural support to sit upright.
Trainers’ Manual for Wheelchair Service Training – Basic Level
This training package relies on the availability of trainers who are skilled in basic wheelchair service delivery and can confidently demonstrate the competencies taught in this training program. Previous experience as a trainer will also be beneficial.
ISWP Intermediate Test
ISWP Intermediate Test Domains and Sub-Domains
Over a dozen expert stakeholders reviewed domains and sub-domains for the Intermediate knowledge test. This collective document contains the 10 domains and 36 sub-domains that will be included on the intermediate knowledge test, in addition to the number of questions that have been allotted for each.
Over a dozen expert stakeholders reviewed competencies for the Intermediate assessment (combination of knowledge & skills assessment). This collective document contains the 30 competencies that are matched to the domains.
Research and Information
Wheelchair Literature Search
- ISWP staff recently completed a literature search of wheelchair standards, testing, evaluation and outcome measures. The document will continue to be enhanced; e.g., grouping articles by area of interest.
- The wheelchair catalog is a list of wheelchairs that are available for use in less-resourced settings. The list contains pictures, descriptions, and contact information provided by the wheelchair producers and/or distributors themselves. The list is intended to assist governments, organizations, and individuals who are interested in acquiring wheelchairs designed and produced for use in less resourced settings worldwide. (ISWP is working on a searchable wheelchair catalog.) To add a product, or if you have questions/comments, please contact Anand Mhatre, firstname.lastname@example.org; 412-624-1233.
USAID Funded Accelovate Design Challenge
- The Accelovate Design Challenge: Innovative Postural Support Solutions for Wheelchair Users in Low-Resource Settings Report (PDF) 7.9mb
ISWP is involved in the worldwide wheelchair community through advocacy, outreach and education initiatives.
Press Releases and News Articles
The Hub Newsletter
- HUB Newsletter March 9 Issue (Link)
- HUB Newsletter March 31 Issue (Link)
- HUB Newsletter May 19 Issue (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4 June 3, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5 June 19, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6 July 14, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8 August 31, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9 October 9, 2015 (The Hub en Español) (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 9 October 12, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 10 November 9, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 11 December 17, 2015 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 January 25, 2016 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2 March 7, 2016 (Link)
- HUB Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3 April 11, 2016 (Link)
The ISWP calendar shows WHO WSTP training courses around the world, ISWP Working Groups’ meetings/calls, and industry conferences. The calendar is updated regularly. To submit a calendar event, contact Kim Robinson, ISWP project assistant, at email@example.com.
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