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World Institute on Disability's 2014 Policy Summit & Ever Widening Circle

World Institute on Disability

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

World Institute on Disability's 2014 Policy Summit &...

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2014 Disability Policy Summit

& Ever Widening Circle

October 9, 2014

Bay Area Disability Community Call to Action: #ChangeStartsHere

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:00am-5:00pm PST

Image of Neil Jacobson

The 2014 Keynote, “Take Charge for Change,” presented by; Neil Jacobson, Abilicorp, Inc, & WID Senior Policy Consultant & 2014 Henry J. Viscardi Achievement Award Recipient.

Summit Highlights:

CareerAccess; the alternative for SSI eligible youth to escape poverty and dependence. The CareerACCESS goal is to make it easy to work.

The disability legislative agenda: Bay Area thought leaders; we need your voice!

Drive the discussion around Bills critical to people with disabilities! What's making its way through the U.S. Congress and the California legislature and what it means for you!

Employers are looking for talent: a panel presentation on methods for outreaching to people with disabilities, where are we hiding? Connecting disabled talent with great careers!

Seniors and Technology: the top 5 technology solutions keeping seniors independent and in their homes!

Get to work!: Pick a group for hands on activities to discover amazing new work-tools, build killer robots, or develp a systems change action strategy!

Image of Nina G performing

Over lunch enjoy a performance by comedian and disability activist, Nina G.

WIDs Disability Policy Summit Co-Sponsors are:


California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Center for Independent Living – Berkeley, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, and LightHouse for the Blind San Francisco

Ever Widening Circle

5:00pm-7:00pm PST

Photo of Hawk (Carl Lumbly) and Girl (JoAnne Winter) from Word for Word Performing Arts Company’s 36 Stories by Sam Shepard, adapted and directed by Amy Kossow - photographer credit: Mark Leialoha

Our Ever Widening Circle event, immediately following our annual Disability Policy Summit, will include a cocktail reception, a short program and an awards ceremony. This years’ Ever Widening Circle will feature Word for Word Performing ArtsCompany, “…one of the Bay Area’s most artistically fertile theatre companies” – S.F. Chronicle, who create plays from contemporary and classic fiction.

Word for Word will present an excerpt of its recent hit 36 Stories by Sam Shepard - the tale of a lone writer, on the road in search of inspiration. Along the road he meets all sorts of extraordinary characters – some of which are really there…

For more information about word for word go to:


For all inquiries or assistance registering please contact:

Kat Zigmont at or (510) 225-6343

World Institute on Disability, 3075 Adeline Street, Suite 155, Berkeley CA, 94703


Have questions about World Institute on Disability's 2014 Policy Summit & Ever Widening Circle? Contact World Institute on Disability

When & Where

Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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World Institute on Disability

The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.

An internationally recognized public policy center founded in 1983 by leaders of the Independent Living Movement, WID's program work focuses on issues and problems that directly affect people’s ability to live full and independent lives.

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