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Call for Disability Ambassadors: WID’s Conference Accessibility Initiative

In 2016, WID was proud to be a leading force in the groundbreaking Conference Accessibility Initiative. In 2017, WID is excited to continue this initiative. For this effort, WID, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., is actively striving to make community development and policy conferences more accessible to, and inclusive of, people with disabilities.

WID Logo - World Institute on DisabilityAcross 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 & Co. plan to make 2017 the second year of conference accessibility and economic opportunity for the 54 million Americans with disabilities. 

Organizations Served in 2017:

  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
  • Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • National Urban League (NUL)
  • Florida Housing Coalition (FHC)
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
  • NeighborWorks America

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  1. Susan Molloy says:

    Do WID and JP Morgan Chase acknowledge that chemical and electromagnetic field hypersensitivities can be disabling, and are recognized as such in several European countries and Japan? Are you publicly, on paper, committed to dismantling barriers and stopping behavior that brutalize people with these disabilities?
    Judy taught us to say:
    “All” means “all.”
    Does that mean us too?

  2. Deaka McClain says:

    When can I apply to be a Disability Ambassador for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. I would appreciate if someone can contact me by phone would be my first preference my second preference would be email in regards to this email
    Thank you in advance
    Deaka McClain
    562 841-1124

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