Conference Accessibility

The WID-JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conference Accessibility Initiative launched in 2016. In 2018, we are excited for the third year of this pioneering work. For this effort, WID, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, is actively striving to make community development and policy conferences more accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities.

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Across America, convenings of civil rights and community development organizations help to set the economic opportunity agenda. Unless the conferences fully integrate disability access issues into their content–and people with disabilities are present–the needs and perspectives of the disability community will be largely left out of the discussion.

Through disability accommodations, scholarships, and training, WID and JPMorgan Chase continue to make conference accessibility and economic opportunity more inclusive to the 54 million Americans with disabilities.

Organizations to Serve in 2019

List coming soon

Scholarships Offered in 2018

Note: Our scholarship applications are closed for the year. Please, check back later for updates!

Would you like to be a trailblazer for disability inclusion at some of the most influential civil rights and community development conferences in America? Would you like to do this while being supported by a generous scholarship and a team of fellow disability advocates? If so, apply to be a 2018 Disability Ambassador today!

A group of seven people, some with disabilities, and one service dog
WID staff, JPMC staff, and Disability Ambassadors at an evening event | Photo by JPMC

Conference Accessibility Tools

Questions? Email us at conferenceaccess@wid.org.

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

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