The World Institute on Disability: Operationalizing Inclusion and Leading Global Disability Rights Since 1983

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.

Goal Statement: Operationalizing inclusion by incubating and driving research and policy into action.

Interested in learning more about WID? Click on one of the following links. You can also select one of the drop-down options from the “About” tab in the main menu to reach the same pages.

Link to Contact Us page. White text on dark blue background. "Contact Us". Icons of WID globe, envelope, and telephone in white.Link to Get Involved page. White text on dark blue background. "Get Involved". Icons of WID globe, white hand, and red heart.Link to Meet Our Team page. White text on dark blue background. "Meet Our Team". Icons of WID globe, silhouette of a head and shoulders, and silhouette of a Golden Retriever in white.Link to Meet Our Board page. White text on dark blue background. "Meet Our Board". Icons of people gathered around a light blue table with WID globe in the center.Link to Vision, Mission, and Values page. White text on dark blue background. "Vision, Mission, & Values". Icon of an eye with the WID globe as the pupil.

Here is some more organizational information about WID:

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

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