Assistive devices and technologies such as wheelchairs, prostheses, mobility aides, hearing aids, visual aids, and specialized computer software and hardware increase mobility, hearing, vision and communication capacities. With the aid of these technologies, people with a loss in functioning are able to enhance their abilities, and are hence better able to live independently and participate in their societies.
Find out more about what WHO is doing
- World Health Assembly Resolution WHA58.23
- WHO Disability and Rehabilitation Plan of Action (2006-2011)
The relationship between prosthetics and orthotics services and community-based rehabilitation: A joint ISPO/WHO statement
- Consensus conference on wheelchairs for developing countries: report
Joint Position Paper on the Provision of mobility devices in less resourced settings
- Wheelchair Service Training Package