Accessibility and Universal Design Services


Better Accessibility, Better Design

What We Do

WID centers the lived experiences of people with disabilities as part of the vital process of making products and services accessible.

Our services support companies and organizations of all sizes. We offer surveys, focus groups, and user experience testing with people with disabilities; training; and recommendations to drive design that is accessible, giving employees, clients, and customers a better experience.

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Surveys and Focus Groups

We offer qualitative research, which allows your organization to get input from people with specific disabilities on how accessible your services or products are.

Our extensive U.S.-based and global network allows us to engage multiple groups from the disability community to construct a holistic report that outlines pain points raised and recommendations based on the experiences, expectations, and concerns participants shared.

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User Experience (UX) Testing

We provide a unique opportunity for your organization to better understand how people with disabilities access your products and services, learn what issues they encounter, and improve accessibility.

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How does user experience testing work?

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You share your accessibility goals, questions, and needs

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We build a diverse group of testers with a range of disabilities to take part in the testing

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Users are put through a series of activities and asked to give feedback as they attempt to complete them

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WID researchers observe and highlight areas in which users really struggle to complete assigned tasks

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WID researchers then organize their notes and observations into a formal report to help improve accessibility

Questions your company may have:

  • Is our product easy for people with disabilities to use?
  • Are our digital assets accessible for screen-reader users?
  • Can a person with mobility disabilities easily access our physical locations?
  • Are our marketing assets inclusive of the disability community?
  • Does my video content have American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and captions?
  • Can users find answers to their questions?

Ultimately, user experience testing offers a way to answer “yes” to all these questions.

Apply to be a user experience tester

Are you a person with a disability interested in getting paid to help us test products and services for their accessibility? Please fill out our User Tester Application!

Conference/Event Accessibility

WID has the experience to help you plan for a virtual or in-person conference or event that is digitally and physically accessible to all participants.

We evaluate your conference or event to see how accessible your services are. We then offer specific recommendations and resources to help make sure that your conference or event is accessible to and inclusive of everyone.

We also offer hands-on disability services and accommodations for your conference or event.


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Interested in more resources about how to make your events accessible? Check out our Conference Accessibility Resource Library!


Evaluations, Training, and Recommendations

We guide you throughout the entire process and recommend practical steps that you can carry out. Because we have worked with small, medium, and large-sized clients nationally and globally, we can help you plan ahead and meet ever-changing accessibility rules and needs.


We start with an in-depth assessment to figure out how we can help you in the most effective and efficient manner.

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We partner with you to understand your needs. Then we design a customized program to help you achieve your accessibility goals.

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We also offer in-depth training to help grow your organizational knowledge. Some examples include accessible UX practices, disability bias, document accessibility, and introduction to working with people with disabilities.

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From our clients and partners

“WID has been an integral partner in helping AFCPE® enhance our disability and inclusion efforts.

With their support, we have examined our strategies, policies, and practices and made improvements to our accessibility options, which have allowed more people with disabilities to participate in our events and educational programming.”

Rachael DeLeon, Interim Executive Director, Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®)

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“We know that the more we design for inclusion, to be welcoming and to strengthen our communities, the better our business will be and the better the Starbucks experience will be for our partners and customers.

It inspires and motivates us to make our store and digital environments even more inclusive and accessible at every turn.”

Katie Young, Senior Vice President of Global Growth and Development, Starbucks

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Why partner with WID?

We have worked with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, community nonprofits, and small startups. Our wide-ranging experience makes us confident that our services will give your organization data-driven insights to achieve your accessibility and design goals.

Ready to learn more?

If you want to learn more and receive a free quote for any of our services, please use the scheduling tool below to schedule a Zoom meeting with our accessibility team.

You can also email us at accessibility@wid.org to schedule a meeting or request a quote.

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