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Based in Berkeley, California, the World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them in a variety of different ways.

Our Programs

Just how do we work toward total inclusion of people with disabilities?

  • WID E3 (Employment & Economic Empowerment): aims to generate and support self-confident and well-prepared job seekers with disabilities.
    • Disability and Employment Empowerment: content for improved competitive job-seeking skills and for improved economic self-sufficiency and employment outcomes
    • Benefits & Work Incentives (including DB101): content to guide individuals on disability benefits on how to better navigate the system for improved outcomes
    • Economic Inclusion: strategies, including improved asset development, financial planning and other economic strategies designed to assist people with disabilities with their financial planning
    • CareerACCESS Initiative: both a policy and program plan, promoting change to the federal government benefits program and providing tools targeting specific state and local programs to increase employment outcomes
    • ABLE 101: information about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts, a way for people with disabilities to more efficiently save for their future
  • Climate Change: offers proactive training, education, and preparation to combat the stunning effects climate change and disasters have on the world’s disability population.
  • Health Access: addresses health care disparities for people with disabilities by working to improve access to quality, culturally competent health care, and services.
  • World: builds leadership and capacity in disabled persons organizations in post-conflict and developing countries to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities.

WID is a proud member of InterAction, InterAction Logoraising awareness of disability internationally.

If you are having technical issues or accessibility issues on this site, email wid@wid.org.

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