Program for Disability Research

The Program for Disability Research conducts and coordinates research on the economic, social, and political inclusion of people with disabilities. We focus on two broad areas: employment and political participation of people with disabilities.

Our research has been sponsored by several federal agencies:  the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Council on Disability. We have worked with several partners, including

Syracuse University, Burton Blatt Institute

Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute

Rutgers University, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

Click on the links below for the publications and presentations of the Program for Disability Research.


Overviews of employment policy, barriers, and facilitators
Employment levels and projections
Workplace disparities and corporate culture
Contingent and part-time work
Job preferences
Worker displacement
Computer skills

Political participation:

Voter turnout
Political participation in general