The mission of the WVU CED is to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities by supporting more diverse, inclusive communities.

When we design for disability, we all benefit

"I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I've ever received," says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: "When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm."

Disability Facts

Adults with Disabilities in West Virginia are more likely to:

  •   • be inactive (47.5%)
  •   • have high blood pressure (44.9%)
  •   • smoke (40.7%)
  •   • be obese (46.9%)

In the United States, 22% of adults have some type of disability.


In West Virginia, 29.8% of adults have some type of disability.

DD Network Links

  • West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Disability Rights WV
  • AUCD

Contact & Feedback

CED North

959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-293-4692
(888) 829-9426
TTY: (800) 518-1448

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CED South

4510 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite B.
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-720-3200

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