Press

Media quoting or referencing WID, including members of our staff and board:

(July 2021) Forbes: Women Over 50 Who Are Leading The Way In Impact by Elana Lyn Gross and Lisette Voytko

(July 15, 2021) Good Morning America:
Return to the workplace highlights accessibility concerns for disabled employees by Kiara Alfonseca

(June 16, 2021) The Indian Express: Apex disability rights organisation holds event on pandemic-led struggles of people with disabilities by Lifestyle Desk

(June 2, 2021) Mass Transit: MTC project study reveals more work needed to assist seniors, disabled people on transit

(April 27, 2021) Just Security: Climate Change Solutions Must Include People with Disabilities by Brian Mateo

(March 26, 2021) The New York Times: Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the Disability Rights Movement by Wendy Lu

(March 25, 2021) ADT Mag: Fourth Annual Call for Code Challenges Developers to Tackle ‘Existential Threat of Climate Change by John K. Waters

(March 22, 2021) Yahoo Finance: IBM Launches Fourth Annual Call for Code Global Challenge to Tackle Existential Threat of Climate Change 

(March 16, 2021) New Restaurant News: Starbucks to Roll Out Large-Print and Braille Menus Across North America This Summer and Also Provide Live Visual Interpretation Service by Bret Thorn

(March 16, 2021) Good Morning America: What To know About Starbucks’ New Technology Service That Helps Blind and Low-Vision Customers by Kelly McCarthy

(March 16, 2020) News Channel, Nebraska, Omaha and Lincoln: Starbucks’ new technology service helps blind and low-vision customers by Kelly McCarthy

(March 16, 2021) Food Network: Starbucks Is Offering New Accessible Services, Like Braille Menus, to Customers by Samantha Leffler

(March 15, 2021) Starbucks: Starbucks Offers Aira, Creating Accessible Experience for Blind and Low Vision Customers by Jessica Conradson

(March 3, 2021) Forbes: The Huge Cost Of Ignoring Disabled People’s Sophisticated Understanding Of Disaster Planning by Denise Brodey

(February 25, 2021) The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies YouTube Channel: DHS CRCL & Disability Community Stakeholder Listening Session

(February 23, 2021) Security Boulevard: Escaping The Echo Chamber: How to Make Cybersecurity Accessible for All  by Justin Fox

(February 22, 2021) National Low Income Coalition YouTube Channel: National Call on Coronavirus, Housing & Homelessness

(February 20, 2021) BBC News interview with Marcie Roth on Texas relief efforts: Read Transcripts Here

(January 19, 2021) Disability Matters Podcast: Mission of the World Institute on Disability hosted by Joy Bender

(January 14, 2021) BuzzFeed News: 18 Books That Will Help You Better Understand Disability And Chronic Illness by Margaret Kingsbury

(January 11, 2021) CTA Foundation YouTube Channel: World Institute on Disability CES2021 Interview With Marcie Roth 

(January 9, 2021) NaijTimes: As ADA anniversary nears, lawmakers express concern about changes to captioned telephone service by Bridget

(December 15, 2020) The Guardian: Judith Heumann: ‘Biden is committed to involving disabled people in his administration’ by Saba Salman

(December 9, 2020) San Francisco Tech Council YouTube Channel: Webinar Tech Accelerates Disability Resources in Disasters 

(December 4, 2020) The New York Times: Overlooked No More: Barbara Waxman Fiduccia, Reproductive Rights Advocate by Denise Gellene

(December 2020) The Atlantic: The Last Children of Down Syndrome by Sarah Zhang

(November 23, 2020) Business Wire India: Call for Code Names India-Based AI Farm as the APAC Regional Winner

(October 21, 2020) Wednesday Journal: New app empowers voters with disabilities by Stacey Sheridan

(October 5, 2020) The CSR Journal: Understanding Impact of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities by The CSR Journal

(September 28, 2020) Cision PR Newswire: 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Finalists Selected for Innovative Solutions to Take on COVID-19 and Climate Change

(September 27, 2020) Apeksha News Network: Sarthak Educational Trust puts spotlight on Global Impact of COVID 19 on disabled community & ‘urgent need’ to their restore lives with virtual event

(September 25, 2020) United News India: Provide right resources, adequate opportunities to make people with disabilities to contribute to national economy: Dr. Jitender Aggarwal

(July 29, 2020) Well + Good: Healthy Cooking Can Come With Many Unfair Barriers for People With Disabilities by Elly Belle

(July 22, 2020) American University Radio (WAMU 88.5): Disaster Relief For the Elderly And Disabled Is Already Hard. Now Add a Pandemic by Joseph Shapiro

(July 16, 2020) The Hill: As ADA anniversary nears, lawmakers express concern about changes to captioned telephone service by Loretta Herrington

(July 9, 2020) 3BL Media: Disability-Led Organizations, Corporations and Foundations Launch Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Newsroom

(July 8, 2020) Chicago Public Media (WBEZ): Relocating Some Nursing Home Residents Will Protect Them From COVID-19, Advocates Say by Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

(July 7, 2020) Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV): The Institutional Rescue and Recovery Coalition (IRRC) Press Conference: Decrying COVID Deaths (Video) and IRRC Press Packet (PDF)

(July 6, 2020) Forbes: Deadly Discrimination: The Forgotten Impact of COVID-19 On People With Disabilities by Stephen Frost

(July 1, 2020) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: COVID-19 and Disabilities: Inclusive Disaster Planning Is Crucial for Vulnerable Populations by Stephanie Miceli

(June 23, 2020) American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): ACLU, SEIU, and Disability Rights Organizations File Petition Demanding HHS Mitigate the COVID-19 Crisis in America’s Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings for People with Disabilities 

(June 10, 2020) AXSChat: AXSChat with Marcie Roth – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the World Institute on Disability, hosted by Neil Miliken and Debra Ruh

(June 9, 2020) Disability Matters podcast: How WID Is Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities During COVID-19, hosted by Joyce Bender

(May 14, 2020) Women’s eNews Live: Women’s eNews Live with Lori Sokol, PHD and Guest Marcie Roth

(May 14, 2020) Ruh Global Impact: Facebook Live Interview with Marcie Roth by Debra Ruh

(April 30, 2020) The Chronicle of Philanthropy:  In Covid-19 Crisis, Philanthropy’s Attention Must Focus on People With Disabilities by Rich Besser and Darren Walker

(April 3, 2020) Brown Girl Green podcast via the Indie Creative Network: Climate Change & People with Disabilities: How’d we get here? Hosted by Kristy Drutman

(April 2, 2020) American Council of the Blind (ACB): Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities, on ACB Advocacy Update, hosted by Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal, interviewing Marcie Roth.

(March 18, 2020) BBC interview with Marcie Roth on COVID-19 (audio with transcript)

(February 3, 2020) University to Business (U2B): Social inclusion: AI to improve tech accessibility for disabled minorities by U2B Staff

(August 2019) Disaster Politics podcast: Episode 16 – Building Inclusive Disaster Strategies, hosted by Jeff Schlegelmilch

(May 31, 2019) Government Technology Magazine: People with Disabilities Often Face Institutionalization in Disasters by Jim McKay

(March 27, 2019) Public Radio East: Disability Rights Advocates Work For Inclusion In Disaster Planning Process by Valerie Crowder

(May 24, 2019) National Council on Disability (NCD): Preserving Our Freedom: Ending Institutionalization of People with Disabilities During and After Disasters by NCD

(March 19, 2019) The LAist: How to Prepare for an Earthquake If You Have a Disability by Jacob Margolis

(December 6, 2018) Berkeley Journalism Northgate Radio: Lisa Herron reimagines a more inclusive emergency management system by Lisa Herron

(November 6, 2018) Disability Scoop: USA: Recent disasters trigger complaints from disability groups by Courtney Perkes

(October 17, 2018) WNYC Studios: During a Hurricane, People with Disabilities Fail to Find Equal Access to Emergency Programs by Ellen Frankman

(October 12, 2018) Public Broadcast Station (PBS): As disasters strike, advocates worry FEMA policy changes put disability community at risk by Zoe Rohrich

(August 22, 2018) Texas Tribune: After Harvey, questions remain about whether registry helped people with disabilities by Marissa Evans

(May 24, 2018) Partnership for Disaster Strategies: Getting It Wrong: An Indictment with a Blueprint for Getting It Right – Disability Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities Before, During and After Disasters by Marcie Roth, June Isaacson Kailes, and Melissa Marshall, J.D.

(February 19, 2018) Taylor & Francis Online: A resilient community is one that includes and protects everyone by Marcie Roth

(February 28, 2018) Pasadena City College Courier: Left behind: Is PCC prepared to evacuate disabled students? by Nick Tourani

(December 21, 2017) Pacific Standard: Disability and Disaster Response in The Age of Climate Change by David M. Perry

(August 29, 2017) The Nation: Support People with Disabilities Facing Harvey by NationAction

(September 7, 2017) Mashable, Social Good: This nonprofit equips people with disabilities with the tools needed for a hurricane like Irma by Rebecca Ruiz

(September 15, 2017) National Public Radio (NPR), Morning Edition: Nursing Homes and Emergency Preparedness, hosted by Rachel Martin

(October 27, 2017) Grist: 5 years after Sandy, this woman still worries about being left behind because of her disability by Justine Calma


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