ISWP's Advocacy Working Group is tasked with increasing awareness about the lack of access to wheelchairs worldwide, increasing funding to support this issue, and encouraging policy adoption to facilitate wheelchair provision worldwide, particularly in less-resourced settings.
The group is developing materials and an awareness-raising campaign to create a clear, consistent message across the industry; to promote wheelchair inclusion in national policies and to increase recognition within the United Nations Body, the WHO World Health Assembly, and other high-level forums.
Two subcommittees support the Working Group: Awareness and Policy Adoption.
|Perth Rosen -- Chair||UCP Wheels|
|David Constantine||Motivation UK|
|Antony Duttine||Handicap International|
|Mary Goldberg||University of Pittsburgh|
|Chris Lewis||American Wheelchair Mission|
|John McKnight||Community Empowerment Programs, Inc.|
|Hisaichi Ohnabe||Niigata University of Health and Welfare (Prof. Emeritus)|
|Mario Sacasa||Futuro Nicaragua|
|Don Schoendorfer||Free Wheelchair Mission|
|Eric Wunderlich||Latter-day Saint Charities|
|Miriam Zisook||Perkins School for the Blind|
Advocacy Working Group, January 23rd, 2017 -- Size: 227KB
Advocacy Working Group, September 12th, 2016 -- Size: 227KB
Advocacy Working Group, February 8th, 2016 -- Size: 205KB
Advocacy Working Group, March 23rd, 2015 -- Size 201KB
Advocacy Working Group, April 30th, 2015 -- Size: 219KB