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What's Up WID

The World Institute on Disability’s biweekly podcast, where we discuss what’s up in the Disability Community across the globe.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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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."

31mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Disability Inclusion

Global Disability Inclusion Strategist Debra Ruh is discussing why businesses, corporations and governments need to prioritize disability inclusion.

35mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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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.

32mins

4 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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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.  

40mins

21 May 2021

Rank #4

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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.  

53mins

7 May 2021

Rank #5