National Disability ID

The IDA “I” is a universal symbol for people living with disabilities. Our goal is that it quickly becomes recognized by: emergency first responders and medical personnel; retail stores and shopping; transportation companies and facilities; educational institutions; hospitality venues and accommodations; friends, families, coworkers and ultimately the public at large.

Because people living with invisible disabilities are often looked upon with misunderstanding or disbelief when asking for help, IDA wants to change the experience of millions living with invisible disabilities. Instead of spending time and energy having to explain their disability and validate their need for assistance, it is our desire and goal that they can simply receive the support they need when they display their NDID Card. 

Whether a person is taking a bus, light-rail, subway, airplane or boat, the NDID Card allows for people living with invisible disabilities to display or present an ID that helps them to request assistance or reasonable accommodation if needed.

How Can You Help?

If the ID Card owner displays their card, please ask them how best you can assist them. The owner of this ID Card may need a reasonable accommodation or assistance such as:

  • Carrying a bag
  • Acquiring a place to be seated
  • A wheelchair to help them to their desired location
  • Directions or guidance to a destination
  • Help getting out of a crowded, smoky, chemical or perfumed area
  • Help shopping or ordering food
  • Call to an emergency contact or caregiver
  • Call for medical aid
Emergency and First Responders

Emergency and First Responders

Person Needing Help on while traveling on a Bus, Airplane or Train - National Disability ID - Invisible Disabilities Association

Transportation and Travel

Person Needing Help while shopping at store - National Disability ID - Invisible Disabilities Association

Retail Stores and Shopping

Person Needing Help at Restaurant - National Disability ID - Invisible Disabilities Association

Restaurants and Cafe's

Person Needing Help at College, School or University - National Disability ID - Invisible Disabilities Association

Colleges, Schools and Universities

Person Needing Help from Family and Friends - National Disability ID - Invisible Disabilities Association

Family, Friends and Co-workers