What is International Wheelchair Day?

IWD2013 Katmandhu2International Wheelchair Day is always 1st March and is an annual day of events and activities which take place around the World when wheelchair users celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair has on their lives.

Since it was first launched in 2008, celebrations have taken place in Australia, Nepal, Senegal, South Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, United Kingdom and United States of America.

It has grown year on year and we look forward to the 10th anniversary in 2018 being bigger and better than ever.

How will you be celebrating in 2018?

International Wheelchair Day Book Image (10 Sep 15)2There’s still time for you to organise your own personal celebration or to involve your school, college, place or work, charitable organisation or community in celebrating the impact a wheelchair has on people’s lives throughout the World.

Get some ideas from previous year’s by downloading a FREE copy of “The History of International Wheelchair Day“.
Click here to download.

Download the official logos

IWD 2018 circleWe’d like you to download and use freely the official 2018 logos as part of your celebration. Use it as you wish on posters, T-shirts, banners, etc.

Click here to download the circle image (left) and the banner image (above)


The Aims of International Wheelchair Day

  • To enable wheelchair users to celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair has in their lives.
  • To celebrate the great work of the many millions of people who provide wheelchairs, who provide support and care for wheelchair users and who make the World a better and more accessible place for people with mobility issues.
  • To acknowledge and react constructively to the fact there are many tens of millions of people in the World who need a wheelchair, but are unable to acquire one.