Publications and products from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
- NIDRR's Brochure.
- NIDRR's Long-Range Plans.
- Emergency Management Research and People
With Disabilities: A Resource Guide.
- The Interagency Committee on Disability Research
Annual Report to the President and Congress.
- Meeting Report: Employer Perspectives on Workers
with Disabilities: A National Summit to Develop a Research Agenda.
- Assistive Technology and Information Technology
Use and Need by Persons With Disabilities in the United States.
- Additional NIDRR Publications and Information Products.
- Online version of NIDRR Brochure (HTML)
- Download NIDRR Brochure (PDF format 1.4MB)
- Download NIDRR brochure (text format 15KB)
- Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2014.
In accord with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, NIDRR is in the process of generating a new Long Range Plan. This plan, to be published in draft form by Oct. 1, 2008, will focus its long term objective on employment of people with disabilities. The PowerPoint presentation below describes the process of creation and the current state of development of the new plan as of the first of April, 2008.
MS PowerPoint (305KB)
- Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2005 Through 2009.
NIDRR's current Long-Range Plan, the guiding document for NIDRR-supported research, was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 15, 2006. The plan reflects consideration of comments on the draft plan from members of the public, including people with disabilities, their families and advocates, and researchers and service providers. The final plan emphasizes five "domains" as areas for expanded research efforts through 2009 in support of people with disabilities: employment; participation and community living; health and function; technology for access and function; and disability demographics.
- Previous Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 1999 Through 2003.
The previous NIDRR Long-Range Plan presented a five-year agenda to advance the vital work being done in applied rehabilitation research. This Long-Range Plan fulfilled NIDRR's obligation under the Rehabilitation Act to provide a plan that identified research needs and set research priorities for the disability field. This plan was intended to balance the competing demands of consumer relevance and scientific rigor, to present an agenda that was scientifically sound and accountable, and to contribute to the refinement of the nation's science and technology policy. The Executive Summary describes the purpose and scope of the previous Long-Range Plan, which was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 1999 (64 FR 68575-68614).
This resource guide is the culmination of cooperative efforts by NIDRR, the Department of Education, the Research Subcommittee of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC), and the New Freedom Initiative Subcommittee of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR). The guide provides a listing and description of research projects funded by the federal government and nonfederal entities, research recommendations that have come out of conferences on emergency management and disability, and a bibliography of relevant research publications.
This annual report addresses the mission of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), as established in legislation. During the reporting period identified, the ICDR works to further interagency committee participation through expansion of its operational structure to include subcommittees on disability statistics, medical rehabilitation, technology, employment and the New Freedom Initiative.
Meeting Report: Employer Perspectives on Workers with Disabilities: A National Summit to Develop a Research Agenda
The Interagency Subcommittee on Employment (ISE) of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) provided an opportunity for researchers and business leaders, as well as service providers, policy-makers, and advocates, to come together at the Employer Perspectives on Workers with Disabilities: A National Summit to Develop a Research Agenda. These groups from the public and private sectors met Sept. 19–20, 2006 in Washington, D.C. to guide the ISE in setting a national research agenda focused on the needs of American businesses in employing people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology and Information Technology Use and Need by Persons With Disabilities in the United States (2001)
The 2001 Survey, Assistive Technology and Information Technology Use and Need by Persons With Disabilities in the United States (AT Survey), was conducted over a nine-month period from March through December 2001.