Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upcoming Free Webinar: New Disability Status Report

Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) will host a free online webinar on Friday, January 18th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to present the findings of the 2011 Disability Status Report. This free webinar will explore data from the recently released 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) related to disability and employment, education, poverty, household income and labor earnings.

WHO: Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute
WHAT: Free Online Webinar on Disability Statistics
WHEN: Friday, January 18th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
WHY: Cornell University researchers will present the latest information and issues associated with disability statistics and the circumstances that people with disabilities face.
WHERE: To register for this free webinar, please go to: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/register/index.cfm?event=4152

Cornell research found that in 2011, 33.4% of working-age (21-64) people with disabilities were employed, compared with the 75.6% of people without disabilities. Moreover, 27.8 %  of working-age Americans with disabilities lived in poverty, compared to 12.4% of those without disabilities.

These dramatic discrepancies continue to separate Americans with disabilities from their peers without disabilities. The relevance of these statistics to the process of developing and maintaining policies that relate to people with disabilities in the United States cannot be overstated.

The Disability Status Reports are produced and funded by the Employment and Disability Institute at the Cornell University ILR School. This effort originated as a product of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics funded  by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (grant No. H133B031111).

1 comment:

  1. Oh - its not getting much better. I shared it on FB.