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Disability Employment

Disability Employment Study

Disability Employment Study  Click here for printable flyer and information.

Are you living with a disability?

Are you employed?

If YES: You may be eligible for this research study! 

Washington University in St. Louis is teaming up with the Region 7 Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center to work together on a study of people with disabilities who are successfully employed.  

They are asking people to share thisopportunity with everyone who has a disability (mobility and/or sensory), who has been at their current full or part-time job for the last 2 years, and whois working in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa or Nebraska. 

We ask participants to fill out a web-based survey and share the experience of finding and holding a job as an individual with a disability (we can assist any participant who does not have access to acomputer or prefers completing the survey via telephone).   After the survey is completed, there may be an offer to the participant the option of participating in a videotaped interview, provided that both employee and employer agree to share more information.  All participants will be reimbursed for theirtime and effort.  

The hope is that this study will provide information on what task modifications, assistive technologies, personalassistance, built environmental features, and/or worksite accommodations helpindividuals with disabilities to be successful employees.  The information gathered will not reflectback on the accessibility or receptivity of any company in any way.

Participation process includes completing a:

 Web-Based Survey (approximately 1 hour)

Qualified participants will be asked toadditionally complete a:

 Structured Interview (approximately 1 hour)

 Videotaping Session of at least 5 Job Tasks(approximately 5 hours)

In order to participate, you must:

Have a Disability (Mobility, Visual and/orHearing)

Be employed for at least 2 years at yourcurrent part-time or full-time job

Be 18 years of age or older

Work in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa or Nebraska

To learn more and to participate,  and click onthe link for the “Employment Survey”. For questions, please contact Meghan Gottlieb by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 314-286-1675. Click here for a flyer with more information.

Meghan Gottlieb, MSW

Research Patient Coordinator

Washington University Program in OccupationalTherapy