The World Institute on Disability (WID) advances the inclusion, rights and justice of people with disabilities with the design and delivery of whole community solutions.

Our Mission

On a global scale, to continuously advance the rights and opportunities of more than one billion people with disabilities.



We believe in the power of people with disabilities to lead, and that lived experience is critical in creating effective policies, systems, tools, products, and services.

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Our Services



The World Institute on Disability brings together expertise for ensuring our customers have access to world-class consulting, training and technical assistance services. Combined with our past performance and history, we are thought partners excited to help our customers.

Current GADRA Activations

WID, through our role in the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) has launched a full scale response in support of people with disabilities in several locations.

Visit the pages below for the latest updates!

Resources for our community

Need to know quick tips on building accessible websites, events, or documents? How to prepare your community for emergencies and disasters? Wondering how your disability benefits would be impacted if you started working?

We know how important it is to have answers you can trust - check out our resources for tips & tools to help, from our experts!

What's Up WID Podcast

Lorrell Kilpatrick, a Black woman with locks, red lipstick and eyeglasses smiling

What’s Up WID: The Intersections of Race, Disability and Policing

WID Board Member and Coordinator of Advocacy Services at Everybody Counts, Inc., Lorrell D. Kilpatrick is discussing her activism work pertaining to the intersections of race, disability, policing, and Black-disabled liberation.  ListenTranscriptAmerican Sign Language
Kathy Martinez, a Hispanic, Brown woman wearing a blazer and blouse smiles.

What’s Up WID: Global Disability Rights, Justice and Inclusion

Kathy Martinez, WID’s former Executive Director and the current Vice President of Global Disability Inclusion at Expedia, discusses global disability rights, justice and inclusion, her memories of Judy Heumann and WID’s 40th anniversary. ListenTranscriptsAmerican Sign Language

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