Based in Berkeley, CA, 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 Conference Accessibility Initiative

WID is proud to be a leading force in 2016’s groundbreaking Conference Accessibility Initiative. For this effort, WID, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., is actively striving to make community development and policy conferences more accessible to, and inclusive of, people with disabilities.

Read the press release or click on the photo below for more information.

Link to Conference Accessibility Initiative; image of two WID staff members standing behind WID's accessibility desk

Our Programs

Just how do we work toward total inclusion of people with disabilities? We spearhead initiatives in four main categories: health and wellness, employment and benefits, climate change and disaster prep, and international. You can find out more about each of these by selecting them from the categories in our main menu, by clicking on the images and program titles below, or by exploring the site map.

 Health and Wellness

Link to Health and Wellness; image of a bright green avocado, sliced into four quarters

Employment and Benefits

Link to Employment and Benefits; image of a young man in a wheelchair speaking into his headset and looking at his laptop

Climate Change and Disaster Prep

Link to Disaster Prep and Climate Change; image of the earth, seen from space


Link to International; image of WID meeting 15 members from the Swedish parliament

WID is a proud member of InterAction, raising awareness of disability internationally.InterAction Seal of Excellence

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

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