An Overview of Training and Technical Assistance


> Kat: WID provides training and technical assistance to companies of all sizes on a variety of topics, such as disaster preparedness and evacuation, document and building accessibility, disability-specific marketing strategies, and accessibility topics generally.

> WID has a variety of Subject Matter Experts on staff that serve as thought leaders in their areas of expertise. These experts are seasoned in providing comprehensive and customized trainings for companies looking to optimize their disability inclusion efforts.

> Our Disaster experts are global leaders on emergency preparedness, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian relief, resilience, climate justice response, and recovery for universal physical, programmatic and communication access and accommodations.

> Our Accessibility and Universal Design experts can train key staff in creating accessible documents including; Word, PowerPoint, and PDF accessibility. WID Subject Matter Experts can also introduce your team to website and App accessibility.

> Our community living experts provide training on how to effectively use WID product Disability Benefits 101 with clients that would like to better understand the transition from benefits to work. Additionally, this area covers financial health and empowerment, peer mentoring, and community living policy. 

> Lastly, WID offers disability inclusion trainings that cover topics such as; disability bias and etiquette, workplace inclusion practices, and inclusive marketing that touches on language and imagery.

> All of WIDs subject matter experts are also able to conduct keynotes, lead or contribute to panel discussions and other speaking engagements.

> If you’re a company looking for training and technical assistance on disability-specific topics, contact me today at kat@wid.org.

> In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we will be continuing the conversation about digital accessibility. Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 4PM Eastern Time, 1PM Pacfic, 8PM Coordinated Universal Time. You don’t want to miss it!

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