Principal Investigator: Jon Sanford
The goal of the DRRP is to increase knowledge about, availability of and access to UD accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to participate fully in the workplace, enjoy enhanced employment outcomes and have equal opportunities for advancement.
To accomplish this goal, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech, in collaboration with the IDEA Center at SUNY Buffalo, will:
Overall, the research will enhance our understanding and develop an important evidence base that demonstrates the potential benefits of UD accommodations not only in meeting both activity and participation needs of employees with disabilities but also promoting positive work outcomes in job satisfaction and productivity. Such information is critical to practice and policy decisions that recognize the importance of multiple dimensions of work as both an individual and social experience as well as the contributions of the work environment in shaping that experience. This evidence is essential for laying the foundation for improved practices, policies and perceptions regarding accommodations for individuals with disabilities and adoption of UD practices by policymakers, rehabilitation professionals and employers.