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:

Publications and Presentations

Political Participation
Access in the Sharing Economy
  • “No Room at the Inn?  Disability Access in the New Sharing Economy,” Academy of Management Discoveries, August 2020, 6(2): 176-205.  By Mason Ameri, Sean Rogers, Lisa Schur, and Douglas Kruse.

People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? by Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, and Peter Blanck


PBS NewsHour: "Why is Job Opportunity Still Lagging for People with Disabilities?"