Key Points Summary

  • Wheelchair users are all different and have different needs.
  • An appropriate wheelchair meets the wheelchair user’s needs and environmental conditions and provides proper fit and support.
  • Wheelchairs provide people who have a mobility disability with many benefits including mobility, postural support, comfort, independence, freedom, and dignity.
  • Importantly – personal mobility is a right – and for many people with a mobility disability, a wheelchair is the way that they can have personal mobility.