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World Institute on Disability

Berkeley, CA | https://wid.org/
Joined in August 2021

About Us

The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizational think tanks, founded and continually led by people with disabilities. WID works to advance the rights and opportunities of over one billion people with disabilities worldwide, bringing research and policy into action and operationalizing inclusion.

Our work centers around

●     Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian Action and Climate Justice for Resilience and Sustainability;

●     Accessibility and Universal Design Solutions; and,

●     Policies, Systems and Tools for Global Community Inclusion

WID’s is also known for groundbreaking work in disability benefits, financial literacy, healthcare equity, and social justice empowerment. WID is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.

The Board of Directors and staff, over half of whom are people with disabilities, are respected national and global leaders in the disability rights field as well as in industry, government, and human services. WID’s commitment to intersectionality and eliminating systematic oppression centers our strategic priorities on lifting up BIPOC and multiply-marginalized people with disabilities. This enables WID to bring a pan-disability, intersectional perspective to everything we do. Information on WID’s programs can be found at www.wid.org.

The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizational think tanks, founded and continually led by people with disabilities. WID works to advance the rights and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Disability
  • Disaster Relief
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Policy
  • Research & Social Science

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