WORLD INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY

Dedicated to designing, building, and supporting community solutions by removing barriers to include people with disabilities.

aka WID   |   Berkeley, CA   |  http://www.wid.org

Mission

WID’s global mission is to continually advance the rights and opportunities of over one billion people with disabilities.

Ruling year info

1983

CEO

Ms. Marcie Roth

Main address

3075 Adeline Street Ste 155

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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EIN

94-2911623

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

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Advancing promising disability inclusion policy and practices globally

The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizations founded and continually led by people with disabilities. WID's mission on a global scale, is to continually advance the rights and opportunities of over one billion people with disabilities.

Our work centers around three strategic areas of focus:

Accessibility and Universal Design Solutions;
Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian Action and Climate Justice for Resilience and Sustainability; and
Policies, Systems and Tools for Global Community Inclusion

WID is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The World Institute on Disability (WID) is dedicated to designing, building, and supporting community solutions by removing barriers to include people with disabilities.

We accomplish our mission by:

-Helping to assure that products, services, and environments are more accessible
-Promoting and advocating for equitable policies to impact meaningful change
-Providing consulting services to partners, organizations, and corporations aiming to improve their disability inclusion practices
-Offering training and tools to better serve individuals and groups with disabilities
-Supporting emergency, disaster, and climate efforts to intervene with systemic exclusion, by inviting DLO support

Strategic, operational, and employee measures are aligned with the mission and goals outlined in WID’s Strategic Plan, and in accordance with general objectives. Our core work is aligned within three strategic areas of focus:

Accessibility Solutions and Universal Design:
WID values the lived experiences of people with disabilities as part of our global mission to prioritize making products, services, and environments accessible. Our strategies for strengthening universal accessibility are rooted in policy, guidelines, and ethical decision making which aim to improve inclusion by studying user-testing experiences, leading targeted focus groups, conducting and reporting on valuable assessments and surveys, providing training and advisory consultations, and other services which center on the disability perspective. Led by SME Kat Zigmont, WID’s work within this focus area has resulted in refined organizational systems, built environments, policies, products, and services to better serve people with disabilities by creating more accessible and inclusive experiences.

Community Inclusion:
WID works to eliminate barriers to achieving full inclusion of people with disabilities by influencing systems, policies, and tools that aim for whole community participation. Our focus on country, state, and local systems include operationalizing employment tools and resources, promoting financial wellness and peer advocacy goals, and delivering technical assistance and policy consultation. Led by SME Nicholas Love, WID’s work within this focus area is committed to achieving whole community living solutions. WID does this by ensuring that evolving policies are aligned and adopted to enable optimal delivery of framework, curriculum, and consulting services that will meet competitive, integrated employment and transitional work requirements.

Emergencies, Disasters, and Climate Resilience:
WID is a leader in disaster health equity, universal inclusion, and disaster justice for people with disabilities. With expertise in disability related disaster research, systems, inclusive policy and practice, and boots-on-the-ground experience in multiple national and international emergency responses, the WID disaster domain team is a robust global agent of change in systemic disability exclusion that has historically defined humanitarian aid. Led by SME Dawn Skaggs, WID’s work within this focus area is dedicated to providing inclusive disaster preparedness and resilience planning, training, consulting, and response acceleration to save lives and minimize the negative impact for people with disabilities and communities during times of emergency.

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WORLD INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2022
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Board co-chair

Kevin Foster, Chairman

Inclusion & Diversity/Human Resources Consultant

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Eli Galardin, Co-Chair

Marin Center for Independent Living

Term: 2018 - 2022

Tali Bray

Wells Fargo

Sheridan Gates

Executive Coach

Malcom Glenn

Uber

Darlene Hermerka

Equal Justice Fellow

Julie McCarthy

Human Resources

Neil Milliken

ATOS

Michael Palmer

TMobile

Debra Ruh

Ruh Global Communications

Brian Scarpelli

ACT

Frances West

Frances West Company

Rachel Wolkowitz

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Zachary Bastian

Verizon

Kamilah Marin-Proctor

DC Commission on Persons With Disabilities Chair

Susan Mazrui

AT&T

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Disability

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