Product Narrative: wheelchairs (Chinese)

Margaret Savage, Novia Afdhila, Frederic Seghers, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Richard Frost, Alison End Fineberg, ATscale, Global Disability Innovation Hub, Vicki Austin, Catherine Holloway
Aug. 5, 2019
Case Studies and Reports

Products Narratives

The Product Narratives are key elements of our AT2030 objectives, helping to identify opportunities for AT2030 and others to test innovative models of what works to improve access to Assistive Technology with the potential to reach scale, through innovative products, new service delivery models and local capacity.

These reports will be also foundational in informing ATscale's activities and investments in line with Objective II of ATscale Strategy Overview to identify and invest in interventions required to shape markets and overcome supply and demand-side barriers for priority AT.

We look forward to engaging with partners interested in aligning their activities with the proposed strategic approach to enable the sector to collaboratively unlock potential to reach those most in need.

These reports were developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) under the AT2030 programme in support of the ATscale Strategy.


The document reflects a detailed analysis of the market landscape for wheelchairs and associated services and systems and proposes a potential strategic approach to increasing access to affordable and appropriate devices and services. The report builds on the wheelchair analysis completed by the Boston Consulting Group for USAID and the Global Disability Innovation Hub for UK Aid, both delivered in June 2018. The authors wish to acknowledge and thank wheelchair sector experts, many of whom were brought together through the GATE network, for their valuable time and insights that made the development of this report possible. Thank you also to the ATscale Forming Committee members and AT2030 programme partners for their contributions.


We would appreciate receiving ongoing feedback and comments on these documents and consultation on the narratives in development for other priority product areas.

To provide your feedback on the Hearing Aids product narrative and/or to indicate interest in participating in consultations with CHAI, please use the following form.

If you have any questions on this document, please reach out to the corresponding author, Margaret Savage from CHAI, at To learn more about the AT2030 programme, please write to Rosa Salazar at For questions on ATscale, please write to Alison End Fineberg, Director of ATscale, at

Cite as: Savage et al. (2019), Product Narrative: Wheelchairs (Chinese), AT2030 programme & ATscale Global Partnership for Assistive Technology. Available at: