Training in Assistive Products (TAP): A WHO GATE initiative

Motivation Australia is delighted to be actively contributing to the development of TAP, an online learning resource by the World Health Organisation’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE). TAP aims to support global efforts to increase access to Assistive Technology; through equipping community level workers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to provide… Read more »

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WDDAT Tigray

Motivation Australia is currently partnering with the Women with Disabilities and Development Association of Tigray (WDDAT). WDDAT empowers their members through practical initiatives and by advocating for policy change. WDDAT works with over 500 women, as well as members who are parents of children with disabilities. People from the mountainous northern province of Tigray in… Read more »

Wheelchair repair and maintenance workshop

In 2012 Partners in Disability and Development (PDD) worked with the Mekele Ortho Physiotherapy Centre to establish a wheelchair repair and maintenance workshop at the request of the Women with Disabilities Association of Tigray. The women recognised that a lack of an affordable place to maintain and/or repair mobility devices was a significant barrier for… Read more »

Strengthening the voice of women with disabilities

In many low-income countries women with disabilities face significant barriers and challenges. Global authorities including the United Nations and the World Bank acknowledge that women with disabilities are among the poorest and most vulnerable people in disadvantaged communities. Continuing work initiated by Partners in Disability and Development, Motivation Australia is supporting the Women with Disability… Read more »


Building Capacity in Thailand

Motivation Australia and the Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Centre (SNMRC) are working together to enhance wheelchair provision in Thailand. In September 2009 and February 2010, Motivation Australia ran short courses in wheelchair provision for clinical and technical staff at SNMRC. The first course focused on providing staff with skills in wheelchair assessment, prescription, assembly, fitting… Read more »