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.

Collage of 3 photos: staff member Bryon presents on DB101, four staff members pose in front of registration desk at Policy Summit, staff member Marsha presents on Disability FEAST website

(Employment & Economic Empowerment)

Use this suite of tools and resources to generate and support self-confident and well-prepared job seekers with disabilities.

  • Employment Empowerment: Access WID’s evidence-based skills development curriculum and CareerACCESS Coaching and Individualized Career Plan, a powerhouse set of tools and approaches to integrate innovative and empowering employment opportunities.
  • Benefits Empowerment: Discover state-specific disability benefits planning training and resources from WID’s Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) in order to demystify the Social Security benefits maze and empower individuals to make benefits work in their favor.
  • Economic Empowerment: Learn new asset development and financial planning strategies via WID’s EQUITY: Asset Building Strategies for People with Disabilities, A Guide to Financial Empowerment and WID’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Training, tools to drive sustained economic advancement.

Collage of 3 photos: staff member Alex presents on ABLE, staff members Tom and Kat meet with a visiting Swedish Delegation, staff members Loretta and Elizabeth pose in front of WID's Disability Concierge Desk

Climate Change

Study our proactive training, education, and preparation information to combat the stunning effects climate change and disasters have on the world’s disability population.

Health Access

Learn how we fight health care disparities for people with disabilities by working to improve access to quality, culturally competent health care, and services.

Collage of 3 photos: WID's youngest service dog Alabama, staff member Tom shows two international fellows Muir Woods, WID's retired service dog Carrera


Read about our leadership and capacity building efforts in disabled persons organizations in post-conflict and developing countries that promote full inclusion of people with disabilities.

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

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