About OBI

OBI - The Icelandic Disability Alliance

OBI is an umbrella organisation of 41 associations of people with disabilities in Iceland. Our member organisations all work at a national level. OBÍ is a non-profit organisation with no official funding from the state. OBÍ works towards social justice, improved quality of life in Iceland, irrespective of individuals’ physical or mental competence.

OBI‘s policy

is to fight for the rights of people with disabilities, regardless of individuals physical and mental ability concerning for example; the right to work, to live an independent life, have good living conditions, an accessible home and healthcare that people can afford.

OBI‘s mission

being a knowledge center regarding the affairs and interests of people with disabilities and providing consultation and support.

OBI (Öryrkjabandalag Íslands)


Established in 1961, The Icelandic disability alliance is the national organisation of disabled people. The main role of the alliance is to represent disabled people, and safeguard their rights and interests, and last but not least, fight for their rights to be included in society. The United Nations Convention on the rights of disabled people is at the core of our work. We spend considerable time on reviewing proposed legislation, and writing up proposed changes and comments on said legislature.
ÖBÍ provides free consultation for disabled people and their relatives. Lawyers and social workers are here to help you.
This can be in conjuction with rights and duties, and we can assist in communicating with various instistutions and government agencies when it comes to basic human rights.
This assistance is provided free of charge, but we ask you to make an appointment by calling us during office hours.
Legal advice is also given free of charge. However, court proceedings are not gone into, unless the precedence is great, and will affect many.
Phonenumber: 530 6700
Email: obi@obi.is
Address: Sigtún 42, 105 Reykjavík - Iceland

OBI‘s associations

One society for all: story of OBI. Epos film. 2011. 

Epos kvikmyndagerð on Vimeo.