Conference Accessibility

2016 marked the launch of the WID-JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conference Accessibility Initiative. In 2017, we are excited to continue 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.

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 Served in 2017

Scholarships Offered in 2017

Disability Ambassadors Needed!

Are you interested in attending national conferences for free and giving a voice and a face to disability issues? If so, apply to become a Disability Ambassador!

Seven people with varied disabilities and one service dog
WID staff and Disability Ambassadors | Photo by a friendly stranger

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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