The mission of Ms. Wheelchair America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature.
The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky Program, Inc. is to bring together women who use wheelchairs from across the state and choose one who embodies the mission of Ms. Wheelchair America to advocate for people with disabilities in Kentucky and elsewhere. The titleholder will meet with civic groups, politicians, students and the public to educate them about the needs, and the contributions, of individuals with disabilities. She will travel throughout the state, shining light on issues affecting people with disabilities and will then represent the state in the national competition.