Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Resilience

WID has been involved in many disability inclusive disaster preparedness and response trainings over the past decade, including the following collaborations: WID COVID-19 Response WID joins disability rights and emergency management experts from across the country in issuing an urgent call to action for immediate strategies and solutions from the federal government and governments at …

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Climate-Related Migration and Displacement

Let’s face it, moving can be difficult for anybody. Loading up furniture, clothes, and personal items, driving or flying to a new home, and re-establishing roots takes time and energy. This can be especially tough for people with disabilities, who need to locate a home that meets their needs (i.e. with a ramp or elevator, …

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Introduction to Climate Change

How Does Global Warming Work? The Atmosphere, Greenhouse Gases and Temperature The Earth – which includes continents, islands, wilderness, cities, rivers, and oceans – is surrounded by a layer of gases called the atmosphere. There are many different gases in the atmosphere including oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and hundreds more. This atmosphere is incredibly important: …

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Press

Media quoting or referencing WID, including members of our staff and board: (June 23, 2020) American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): ACLU, SEIU, and Disability Rights Organizations File Petition Demanding HHS Mitigate the COVID-19 Crisis in America’s Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings for People with Disabilities  (June 10, 2020) AXSChat: AXSChat with Marcie Roth – Executive Director …

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Job Opportunity: Technology Specialist

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

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Job Opportunity: Director of Marketing + Communications

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

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Resources for People with Disabilities in Emergencies & Disasters

Access to resources in disaster is especially important for people with disabilities, who are disproportionately impacted by emergencies and disasters. Here are some resources we recommend for people with disabilities, organizations, and emergency planning and response managers: Resources from the World Institute on Disability: The Rights of People with Disabilities in Disasters and Emergencies Emergency …

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COVID-19

WID joins disability rights and emergency management experts from across the country in issuing urgent calls to action for immediate strategies and solutions from governments at every level, including local, state, federal, tribal and territorial, to address the specific needs of persons with disabilities throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and all public health emergencies. Check back …

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