International SIG

International SIG

The International Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for RESNA members who are interested in networking, providing services, and conducting research relative to Assistive Technology outside of North America. We seek to both grow as individuals and contribute to our profession through the exchange of information and experience across borders. The International SIG encourages and facilitates collaboration on Assistive Technology projects worldwide.

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The RESNA International SIG seeks to act as incubator or supporting player for projects worldwide that contribute to Assistive Technology development and application. Here are some of the projects that we are currently supporting...

  • Increase RESNA principles awareness in Southeast Asia and Latin America:
    • Promote and collaborate with professionals on the AT and Rehabilitation field in the region to align best practices that will impact on a better quality service to people with disabilities. 
    • For more information about how you can contribute to the Southeast Asia region, please contact Sudhakar Govindasamy at
    • For more information about how you can contribute to the Latin American region, please contact Jannet Figueroa at
  • Wheelchair Service Provider/Trainer Certification:
    • Promote AT professionals and organizations who are interested in improving and standardizing their practice on seating and positioning. 
    • For more information on this program, please follow the link:
  • Increase international students representation in RESNA Annual Conference: 
    • Promote collaboration between Universities and RESNA for students to have the opportunity to  know the professional field and participate in the RESNA Student​​​​​​​ Design Competition that takes place at the RESNA Conference annually. 
  • Implementation of the Functional Mobility Assessment (FMA) tool in Latin America: 
    • Outcome measurement from the patient's perspective use and satisfaction of assistive technology devices in Latin America. 
    • If you are interested in collaborating on this project, please contact Ana Allegretti at:

Helpful Resources

SIG members contributed their knowledge to create this list of helpful resources.
Here are useful English-language resources for international Assistive Technology information. If you know of more resources, or if you find any of these to be inappropriate, please inform the SIG Chair.


Chair: Jannet Figueroa


Vice Chair: Sudhakar Govindasamy



The RESNA International Special Interest Group (I-SIG) does not specifically endorse any individuals or organizations listed on our web pages. All information contained herein (therein) is provided as a courtesy to RESNA members, I-SIG members and the international rehabilitation community with the hope that it will provide opportunities for career advancement and stimulate increased professionalism and greater cooperation to advance the field of assistive technology.

Books, manuals, videos, articles and other written, visual and audio information listed on our pages have been recommended by various I-SIG members and are posted or linked to here for your convenience.  The content of websites to which we link is solely the responsibility of those sites. Although we seek to refer you to the best resources we are aware of, it is up to you to evaluate the quality of these resources and their applicability to you, your work, and your clients' needs.