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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 Vision, Mission, and Values page.Link to Meet Our Team page.Link to Opportunities pageLink to International Fellowships page.Link to Contact Us page.

More organizational information about WID:

Website Privacy Policy

We collect basic information when you sign up for email updates using WID’s website. We do not sell your information as it is used for internal purposes only. WID also does not use cookies.

By using WID’s website, you consent to our Website Privacy Policy.

Commitment to Our Donors’ Privacy

World Institute on Disability deeply appreciates our donors. We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity; nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. We also follow all donor instructions regarding the anonymity or promotion of any donor or donation. Donors have the right, upon request, to promptly review any donor personal information that WID has collected about them.

This policy applies to all information received by World Institute on Disability, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform,’ includes the World Institute on Disability website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

WID may collect donors’ names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers if they register for an event WID organizes.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

By submitting information to WID or to any of its staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of this policy.
If you have any questions about this Donor Privacy Policy, please contact:

World Institute on Disability
3075 Adeline St., Suite 155
Berkeley, CA 94705
Email: info@WID.org


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

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