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Please join WID, The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and ONG Inclusive for the launch of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. Click the linked image below for more information.

Launch Event: Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. Thursday, July 9, 2020. Logo for the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. 6 arrows wrapping around an invisible sphere, each a different color - orange, red, purple, blue, green, and gray.

WID, ACLU, & Disability Rights Groups File Petition with US HHS: Deadly Nursing Home Discrimination. Click the linked image below to read the full statement.

Text over ACLU banner: WID Joins Petition to US Department of Health & Human Services for urgent relief RE: COVID-19 Response in Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings Where People with Disabilities Live

The World Institute on Disability joins protestors demanding an end to police violence, replacing systems of violence and harm with community supports and services that enable all of us to live freely at home. Click the linked image below to read the full statement.

Black background, white text: Solidarity Statement with Protestors Demanding Police Accountability

For more COVID-19 information, click on the linked image below to visit our COVID-19 page, which includes WID’s response, calls to action, COVID-related disability rights, resources, and press mentions.

Banner text: COVID-19. Icon of N-95 mask with tiny WID globe on the filter, and two oversized coronavirus molecules. Background photo of an enlarged illustration of COVID molecules with magenta tint.


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 Opportunities page.


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

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