Research & Statistics

Kessler Foundation/NOD Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities
http://www.2010disabilitysurveys.org/
In 2010, with support from the Kessler Foundation, NOD commissioned two Harris Interactive surveys updating information on quality of life for Americans with disabilities and employment of people with disabilities. Surveys of 1,000 adults with disabilities and 1,000 adults without disabilities were conducted by telephone, identifying participation gaps between people with and without disabilities. The topics covered included employment, income, education, access to transportation and healthcare, political participation, life satisfaction, and technology. The survey included additional questions on employment and work experiences for people with disabilities. The final report addresses trend data that links 2010 data to earlier NOD surveys conducted by Harris.

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC)
http://disabilitycompendium.org/
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) facilitates evidence-based decision making in many different service and policy arenas to benefit persons with disabilities, leading to improved social outcomes. The Center's goal is to support decision making through a variety of integrated research and outreach activities by a) improving knowledge about and access to existing data, b) generating the knowledge needed to improve future disability data collection, and c) strengthening connections between the data from and regarding respondents, researchers, and decision makers. In this way, the Center hopes to support the improvement of service systems that advance the quality of life of people with disabilities.

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