The World Institute on Disability’s biweekly podcast, where we discuss what’s up in the Disability Community across the globe.
Celebrating ADA 31 & Moving Forward
Join us for a special edition of What's Up WID, celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Olivia Babis, the Senior Public Policy Analyst at Disability Rights Florida and Sarah Goldman, the Director of Administration and Youth Initiatives at the Florida Independent Living Council discuss why although major strides have been made, the fight for disability rights and justice is far from over.
Unconscious Bias & Returning "Back to Normal"
Kamilah Martin-Proctor, former Vice-Chair on President Obama‘s National Council on Disability and Founder of the Martin Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation (MMSAF) is discussing how unconscious bias affects people with disabilities and why people with disabilities fear going "back to normal."
Global Disability Inclusion Strategist Debra Ruh is discussing why businesses, corporations and governments need to prioritize disability inclusion.
Latinx Disabled Intersectionality
Blind and Low Vision Specialist and founder of Mentoring Engaging and Teaching All Students (METAS) Conchita Hernandez, discusses her experiences as a disabled Latina woman and why Blind and Low Vision students of color deserve access to a quality education.
Whole Community Disaster Preparedness & Response
WID’s Emergency, Disaster and Climate Resilience Specialist Dawn Skaggs discusses whole community disaster preparedness and response for people with disabilities.
Institutionalization of People with Disabilities in Nursing Homes & Congregate Settings
For decades, people with disabilities have been institutionalized in nursing homes and congregate settings. In the U.S. alone, there are about two million people with disabilities living in these long-term facilities. In this episode, World Institute on Disability CEO and Executive Director Marcie Roth discusses the deadly and inhumane consequences of the placing people with disabilities in congregate settings.