As a nonprofit, WID survives greatly thanks to the support and generosity of our community. We know that your time and money is valuable, and we appreciate every penny and every minute that you share with us. Thank you!


WID welcomes all donations from individuals who care about disability rights and advocacy. WID is a 501(c) (3) organization, and all donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please, help us continue our important work by making a donation–even a small amount helps. We accept the following types of donations:

  • Gifts by credit card or check
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
  • Employer gift matching
  • Workplace giving
  • Gifts of stock
  • Bequests/your will
  • Event sponsorship
  • Donate by mail form (Word document)
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 Job Opportunities

WID is an equal-opportunity employer and looks to hire people from diverse backgrounds. Currently, we have the following openings for freelance positions; click the linked images for the full posts:

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Call for Papers: Lagos, Nigeria

Call for papers – open to undergraduates & recent graduates of the pre-NYSC program in Lagos, Nigeria:
WID is partnering with WillFran Consulting in a call for papers for consideration on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the Workshop on Persons with Disabilities 2020, “Making Policy Change on the Domestic Level: A Critical Exposition into the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.

The call for papers is only open to undergraduates and recent graduates of the pre-NYSC program. The selection of papers will be coordinated and conducted by WillFran consulting and World Institute on Disability. The selection panel will only select 20 papers and the authors of these papers will be the ones to participate in the workshop.

Papers should address one of the following topics (full topic explanations available in the full PDF): Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Resilience, Accessibility Solutions, Digital Systems and Tools, Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Health and Well-Being, SDG 4: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education, or Peace Building and Security.

The 20 selected papers with a focus on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and that adhere to the language guidelines will be prioritized and published on the World Institute on Disability website. The 20 authors will participate in a socially distanced 2 day workshop.

A requirement for publication of a selected paper requires that the author is fully available and present to attend all the sessions of the 2 day workshop.

Important Notification: If a paper whose author does not reside in Lagos is selected, no additional financial provisions will be made available to cover trans- port and accommodation. The individual will have to make personal provisions to cover their expenses. The consultancy will only make provisions for writing materials, lunch and tea break for participants during the 2 day workshop. The organizers will be adhering to ALL health precautionary measures as it relates to COVID-19.

Abstracts due by 23rd of July, 2020. Guidelines:

(a) Abstracts should be not more than 250 words.
(b) Abstracts should be set out: the title of the paper, a short description of the topic to be addressed, a brief overview of the issues to be explored and the conclusion that will be reached from the research paper.

Abstracts should be submitted by 23rd July 2020 as email attachments to submisions@willfranconsulting.com, copying kat@wid.org and willfranconsulting@gmail.com.

All submissions must follow the above instructions in sending in their abstracts.
Please direct inquiries to submissions@willfranconsulting.com.

Full details: Link to PDF Call for Papers

User Testers Needed

WID is looking for usability testers for a study on tele-health.

We are excited to be working with a client on evaluating the accessibility of a tele-health system with a cross-disability group. The study will be over the course of 45 days and will evaluate an online medical service.

During the study you will receive:

  • A complementary phone that you will keep at the end of the study.
  • Phone service for the duration of the study for the complementary phone.
  • Paid membership to an online medical service.
  • Compensation for participation and completion of the study.

Requirements of the study:

  • You must be a person with a disability.
  • You must be willing to activate your phone and service online with your real information.
  • You must be willing to register for the online medical service with your real information.
  • You must participate in before and after interviews via Zoom.
  • You must participate in weekly assignments and complete an online questionnaire after each assignment.
  • You must live in one of the following states to be eligible: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, & Wisconsin 

To apply for this study, ­­ please complete the linked form:


Flyer with information about the study (PDF)

Fellowships and Internships

WID offers fellowships and internships for people who are interested in learning about disability policy, research, and advocacy by building on existing expertise or by developing new work experience. Visit our international fellowships post to get a better idea of our fellowship program.

For more information about donations, job opportunities, or fellowships and internships, contact Kat Zigmont, WID’s Director of Operations, at kat@wid.org.

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