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Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson

Research Specialist
Address: 303A Dolgen Hall Phone: (607) 255-1540
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William Erickson, M.S., is a Research Specialist with the Employment and Disability Institute. Some of his current projects include providing Technical Assistance (TA) for, examining the accessibility of Community College online applications and web sites, and analysis of Census 2000 disability related data. Other projects include a survey of accessibility of selected private sector e-recruiting web sites in business and job boards (Erickson, 2002) and a related survey of over 400 Human Resource professionals on their use of web processes as applied to HR and their awareness of accessibility issues and assistive technology and the analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program (LSVRSP) with regards to SSI/SSDI recipients.

In collaboration with Susanne Bruyère, he has been involved in the analysis of survey data from public and private sector employers as well as federal supervisors on the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and related civil rights legislation, private sector surveys of employers on the implementation of the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and a survey of 1,000 U.S. federal supervisors regarding their experience with and knowledge of disability nondiscrimination legislation and recent presidential mandates.

Previous projects include: a workers compensation managed care pilot project in New York State, a study examining the relationships between indoor air quality and sick building syndrome within the Department of Environmental Design and Analysis, and the Cornell Retirement and Well-Being Study, a longitudinal study examining issues including changes in health, retirement planning, post-retirement work, community participation and volunteerism in the Cornell University College of Human Ecology. Bill has a masters degree in Human Environment Relations from the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University.


M.S. 1989 - Cornell University, Human-Environment Relations
B.A. 1985 - University of Rochester, Psychology and Sociology