Link to Cornell University homepage Welcome to the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell's ILR School

Projects

EDI conducts research, provides training and technical assistance, and produces scholarly publications under the sponsorship of federal, state, and private funding. EDI faculty and staff help clarify major issues related to disability as part of the overall management of diversity within organizations.

Advancing knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities for over 35 years

Area of Expertise

ADA, Accommodation & Accessible IT

EDI provides businesses, nonprofits, and public-sector organizations with information they need to comply with federal and state laws that remove obstacles to full citizenship and protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.

Related projects:

Community Inclusion

Using the principles of transformational change and person-centered practices, EDI helps organizations support the contributions of people with disabilities and move them into valued social roles, engaged in all aspects of community living.

Related projects:

Disability Benefits and Work

EDI helps people receiving public disability benefits, as well as their advocates and service providers, in understanding work incentives and developing individual return-to-work strategies; EDI is also leading the development of a national return-to-work agenda.

Related projects:

Disability Employment Research

EDI researchers study how environmental factors influence the work outcomes of people with disabilities; research is also directed to changing public policy from a caretaker to economic self-sufficiency focus.

Related projects:

Disability Statistics Research

EDI conducts independent research and provides statistics to local, state, and federal policymakers, the media, and others seeking timely, objective data on the number of people with disabilities, who they are, and where they work.

Related projects:

Educational Achievement & Transition

EDI helps schools and other stakeholders meet statutory compliance with Leave No Child Behind mandates, and attain high academic standards and post-school outcomes for all youth, including those with disabilities.

Related projects:

International Disability Research

EDI performs cross-national research on workplace disability policies and practices, and provides training for service providers and advocates.

Related projects:

Workforce Development

EDI helps workforce development systems adopt management tools that ensure accessibility of employment services; EDI engages them in continuous quality improvement to better meet the needs of all customers accessing their systems.

Related projects:

back to top