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Urgent Call to Action regarding COVID-19 preparedness and response – click the linked images below for the latest from WID & our collaborators on the rights and needs of people with disabilities, as well as recommendations for immediate action:

Mint green text on deep blue background, reads: National Council on Disability COVID-19 letter to HHS Office for Civil RightsText overlay - recommendations for immediate action: rights and needs of people with disabilities who use personal assistance services & supports, COVID-19World map of COVID-19 outbreak as of March 3, 2020, with text overlay: Urgent call to action: The Rights & Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness & Response.


About WID

The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizations founded and continually led by people with disabilities. WID works to advance the rights and opportunities of over 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide, bringing research and policy into action and operationalizing inclusion.

Our work centers around Digital Tools for Optimizing Community Living and Employment; Accessibility Solutions; and Excellence in Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Resilience.  WID is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.

To learn more about WID, visit our About WID pages, linked below:

Link to About Us pageLink to Vision, Mission, and Values page.Link to Get Involved page.


Programs & Resources

Emergencies, Disasters, and Climate Resilience buttonLink to Digital Systems + Tools page. Laptop with WID globe icon on medium blue background.Link to Accessibility Solutions page; WID globe with two chat bubble icons over a dark orange background. Link to Health Access page; WID globe with red heart icon over gray background.Link to World page; WID globe with airplane icon over dark red background.Link to Events page; white envelope with WID globe next to pair of champagne glass icons over purple background.Link to Resources page; WID globe with two books over a gold background.


If you are having technical issues or accessibility issues on this site, email wid@wid.org.

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