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Please join us for our next Global Disability + Disaster Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Click on the linked image below for full details and registration links.

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For more COVID-19 information and response, 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.

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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.


Programs & Resources

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

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