WID News

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Global Disability + Disasters Panel: A Conversation with Young Leaders

Event graphic with text and photo. Text repeated in body of the post. Photo: 2 Black and disabled people strolling down a sidewalk side by side. On the left, a non-binary person walks with a cane in one hand and a tangle stim toy in the other. In the middle, a woman rolls along in her pink power wheelchair. Photo by Disabled and Here.


Making Policy Changes on the Domestic Level: a Critical Exposition into the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Essays)

Text layered over graphic. Text: Collaboration with WillFran Consulting: UNCRPD Essays. Graphic: illustration of disabled people.


New WID History Video Series: Judy & Joan

Photo collage of Judy Heumann and Joan Leon from a photo taken in the early years of WID in the 1980s. Loose cursive font with text: Judy & Joan, a series on WID's history. Operationalizing inclusion & leading global disability rights since 1983. A white blonde woman interprets in ASL in bottom right of the image.


Launch of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration

Launch Event: Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. Thursday, July 9, 2020. Logo for the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. 6 arrows wrapping around an invisible sphere, each a different color - orange, red, purple, blue, green, and gray.


WID, ACLU, & Disability Rights groups File Petition with US HHS: Deadly Nursing Home Discrimination

Text over ACLU banner: WID Joins Petition to US Department of Health & Human Services for urgent relief RE: COVID-19 Response in Nursing Homes and Other Congregate Settings Where People with Disabilities Live


Solidarity Statement with Protestors Demanding Police Accountability

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Global Disability + Disaster Town Hall, Session 2

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Global Disability and Disaster Town Hall

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Opportunity: Call for Trainers

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Opportunity: Call for Writers

Text: Call for Writers. Icon of a report with WID globe at top. Magenta background.


National Call to Action: Survey

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National Council on Disability COVID-19 letter to HHS Office for Civil Rights

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Recommendations for Immediate Action, COVID-19: Rights & Needs of People with Disabilities Who Use Personal Assistance Services & Supports

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National Call to Action: COVID-19

World map of COVID-19 outbreak as of March 3, 2020, with text overlay: Urgent call to action: The Rights & Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness & Response.


From Marcie’s Desk: Strategic Planning

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Accessible Tech at CES 2020

Text overlay: Accessible Tech at CES 2020. Image: Self-driving wheelchair, smart refrigerator, and hearing aids.


World Institute on Disability Announces Appointment of Organization’s Founders to Board of Directors on Ed Roberts Day

Reads: World Institute on Disability Announces Appointment of Organization's Founders to Board of Directors on Ed Roberts Day. Photos left to right: Judy Heumann, Zona Roberts, and Joan Leon.


2020 Conference Access Disability Ambassador Application Now Available

2 Black women smiling in front of the WID desk. Luticha is wearing a blue blazer and floral jumpsuit with pink flowers that match her pink wheelchair. Cathy stands next to her, wearing a black and white striped shirt and white pants with a red belt.


National Teleconference 1/7: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness

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“Make It Work”: New WID Employment Empowerment Video Series

Screenshot of animated video. Text: 33% of people with disabilities participated in the labor force


WID Signs on to Amicus Brief in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org

Front of US Supreme Court building, with intimidating stone columns and steps.


Meet WID’s New Executive Director/CEO: Marcie Roth

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End the Atrocities at Border Detention Facilities

Dozens of latinx immigrants sitting on benches inside of large chain-link cages


AI AND ACCESSIBILITY


Job Announcement: Executive Director/CEO
Published: May 29, 2019

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WID’s Current Initiatives-2019
Published: February 4, 2019

Painting depicting a scene of downtown Berkeley, including a wheelchair user with their service dog, as well as merchants selling jewelry at a street faire.


Welcoming in the 2019 WID Board of Directors
Published: February 4. 2019

Kevin Foster stands on stage at a mic, smiling out at the crowd


WID Supports the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act
Published: February 1, 2019

Link to WID Supports the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act article; image of WID E3 logo-a white Globe and E3 in white letters


HLAA Convention 2018
Published: December 12, 2018

Link to HLAA Convention 2018 article; image of a man speaking to the audience, captions onscreen to his right, an ASL interpreter woman to his left


Save the Date- Ever Widening Circle Reception 2018
Published: October 11, 2018
Link to Save the Date Ever Widening Circle 2018; image of crowd shot from past WID event


Long-Term 2018 International Fellow, Amrita, Presents on Disability
Published: August 27, 2018

Link to International Fellow Amrita's presentation article; image of a woman in a wheelchair speaking to a room


Job Announcement: Projects Coordinator
Published: June 9, 2018

Link to Projects Coordinator article; image of a blank application, a pair of glasses, and a pen


Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve their Financial Goals with TD Bank
Published: April 16, 2018

Link to Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve their Financial Goals article; image of several open books stacked on top of each other


Job Announcement: Executive Secretary to Executive Director and Board of Directors
Published: February 2, 2018

Link to Executive Secretary to Executive Director and Board of Directors article; image of a blank application, a pair of glasses, and a pen


CES 2018
Published: January 30, 2018

Link to CES 2018 article; a collage of three photos: two people walk through the conference, the logo of the conference, one person stands in front of a booth at the conference


WID Welcomes New Board Members
Published: January 22, 2018

Link to WID Welcomes New Board Members 2018 article; image of four new board members


Pre-existing Conditions Under the AHCA
Published: May 22, 2017

Link to Pre-existing Conditions Under the AHCA article; image of the American flag


AHCA Will Hurt People on Medicaid
Published: May 22, 2017

Link to AHCA Will Hurt People on Medicaid article; image of several painted tiles, pushed together to create a wall of artwork


Job Announcement: Employment and Disability Benefits Initiative (EDBI) Manager
Published: May 18, 2017

Link to Job Announcement: Employment and Disability Benefits Initiative (EDBI) Manager article; image of a blank application, a pair of glasses, and a pen


Congress Agrees to a Spending Bill That Cuts AFI
Published: April 30, 2017

Link to Congress Agrees to a Spending Bill That Cuts AFI article; image of a pair of scissors slicing through a $100 bill


WID’s Dr. Saxton Delivers Keynote at Sexual Violence Conference
Published: April 8, 2017

Link to Dr. Saxton Delivers Keynote at Sexual Violence Conference article; image of a woman standing at a desk, displaying books and DVD cases


Roshan’s Final Project
Published: March 22, 2017

Link to Roshan’s Final Project article; image is a collage of photos of WID staff with 2016 international fellows


WID’s Current Initiatives-2017
Published: February 6, 2017

Link to WID's Current Initiatives 2017 article; image of Ed Roberts featured on Google for 2017 Ed Roberts Day


What the Next Administration Can Do to Support Americans with Disabilities
Published: December 2, 2016

Link to What the Next Administration Can Do to Support Americans with Disabilities article; image is a collage of 9 photos of WID staff, fellows, and service dogs in various places


WID Releases First of Its Kind Findings: Students with Disabilities & Internships
Published: November 14, 2016

Link to WID Releases First of Its Kind Findings: Students with Disabilities & Internships; image of two disabled students talking to their employer about their internship


Save the Date- Critical Issues Forum & Ever Widening Circle Reception 2016
Published: September 20, 2016

Link to Save the Date Critical Issues & Ever Widening Circle 2016; image of WID's Executive Director, Anita Aaron, speaking at the 13th Annual Ever Widening Circle event


Short-Term 2016 YALI Fellows Reflect on Time at WID
Published: August 24, 2016

Link to Short-Term 2016 YALI Fellows Reflect; image of two young people present a PowerPoint and address a crowded room


WID Annual Report of 2015
Published: August 17, 2016

Link to WID Annual Report 2015; image of 9 WID staff members


CareerACCESS Takes Over D.C. in July
Published: August 7, 2016

Link to CareerACCESS Takes Over D.C.; image of a group of seven, six people in wheelchairs, all smiling


WID Hosts Summer 2016 YALI Mandela Fellows
Published: July 6, 2016

Link to WID Hosts Summer 2016 YALI Mandela Fellows; image of the two summer 2016 YALI fellows


WID Hosts ABLE Accounts Seminar on July 8
Published: May 31, 2016

Link to WID Hosts ABLE Accounts Seminar article; image of WID's Deputy Director, Tom Foley, presenting about ABLE accounts


WID’s Accessibility Partner JPMorgan Chase Kicks Off New Conference Accessibility Initiative
Published: March 23, 2016

Link to JPMorgan Chase Kicks Off New Conference Accessibility Inititiative article; image of two WID staff members standing behind an accessibility desk in a hotel lobby


WID’s Current Initiatives: 2016
Published: February 12, 2016

Link to WID's Current Initiatives: 2016; image of a wall of tiles, painted with disability themes


WID Welcomes New Board Members
Published: January 1, 2016

Link to 2016 Board Announcement; image of Carol Bradley, headshot


An Introduction to WID’s Disability FEAST via Spoon University (external link)
Published: December 3, 2015

Link to Disability FEAST article; image of a round table where several people with disabilities gather to eat and talk


WID Learns about Media Campaigns
Published: November 10, 2015

Link to Media Campaign article; image of several different Berkeley Times newspapers piled up on a table


Ever Widening Circle 2015 Awardees
Published: October 15, 2015

Link to Ever Widening Circle 2016 Awardees article; image of WID's Board Chair standing on stage with two awardees

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