Our Vision

Irish Wheelchair Association has a vision of an Ireland where people with disabilities enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities in how they live their lives, and where our country is a model worldwide for a truly inclusive society.

Our Mission

Irish Wheelchair Association works with, and on behalf of, people with physical disabilities to drive positive change in Ireland through the influencing of public policy, the provision of quality services and enabling accessibility to all aspects of society.

Our Values

People are at the heart of everything that we do and this is enshrined in all of our values: Courage, Equality, Integrity, Excellence, Fun, Openness, Visionary.

People are at the heart of everything that we do and this is enshrined in all of our values


IWA fearlessly says what needs to be said and does what needs to be done. We are not afraid to fail and try again. We are resolute in championing the rights of people with disabilities.


Aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), IWA believes in a fair and inclusive society. We work actively to ensure that every person with a disability in Ireland can achieve their right to an independent life, with equal access to opportunities, services and supports within their communities.


IWA is proud of what we do and how we do it. We always behave ethically in ways that are authentic and trustworthy.


IWA’s commitment to excellence underpins our quality services, adherence to best practice governance, partnerships and relationships in all areas of our work.


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IWA is open to new ideas, new ways of working and to building new and existing partnerships to achieve our vision. We are committed to working in a truly transparent way.


Building on our legacy, IWA strives towards new ways of doing things to meet the current and future needs of people with disabilities. We are deliberately ambitious as a leader in our sector, driving positive change by listening and being creative in supporting and empowering disabled people to live the life they choose.