Resources and Publications

Here are some helpful resources we think would help you if you are working in the field of wheeled mobility and seating in low-resourced settings:

  • DDO was awarded at the The Accelovate Design Challenge: Innovative Postural Support Solutions for Wheelchair Users in Low-Resource Settings. Wheelchair Design Report 
  • Prescriptive Seating for Wheeled Mobility, Diane Ward, MEd, OT Prescriptive Seating for Wheeled Mobility_BookInfoTo order directly please visit: Prescriptive Seating for Wheeled Mobility_Book Info
  • Simple Seating Components: Jamie Noon, Seating Specialist SimpleSeatingCompMetricJN0310 
  • Product Narrative Wheelchairs – A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Wheelchairs and Related Services in Low and Middle Income Countries, ATScale and AT2030 (View Report).
  • Special Seating an Illustrated Guide – Jean Anne Zollars, MA, PTPlease visit for more information. To order directly please visit Special Seating Guide
  • Is Your Child’s Seating System Hazardous? – Peter W. Axelson, Denise Chesney, and Jamie Noon (View Paper)
  • Guidelines for Seating Prescribers – Promoting Airway Safety When Prescribing Harnesses For Wheelchair and Other Seating Devices. (View Document)
  • WHO Priority Assistive Products List (APL). Please visit APL to download your copy or view report.
  • A link to the report of the study Impact of structured wheelchair services on satisfaction and function of wheelchair users in Zimbabwe
  • Getting to Know CP manual is now available free on the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine website. Please follow the link to access it for use in non-profit activities. (View Manual)
  • Family Care for Children with Disabilities by: USAID, World Learning, Parteneriate Pentru Fiecare Copil. (View Report)
  • A link to the 2017 GREAT summit report by the GATES foundation (View report). You can view our snapshot presented at the summit here.
  • WHO report on Economic Assessment of Alternative Options to the Provision of Wheelcharis in Tajikistan (View Report).
  • Wheelchair skills manual by the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (View Manual).
  • The Case for Investing in Assistive Technology – ATscale (View Page).
  • A manual for public procurement of assistive products, accessories, spare parts and related services developed by WHO and UNICEF, which sets out the key steps and good practice for Assistive Technology (View Manual).
  • Publicly Available Specification (PAS) of the 50 – 30 Challenge were developed with input from stakeholders and experts from organizations representing equity deserving groups and with SMEs, nonprofits (including charities, universities and hospitals), agencies boards and commissions. DDO is honoured to have been one of those stakeholders.