Surveys & Research
In 2013, Sirota and NOD published the results of a large scale effort to better understand the voice of employees with disabilities. Our goal has been to capture, assess and understand the workplace experiences of individuals with disabilities as they compare their experiences to non-disabled colleagues. An important aspect of this work is to chart survey responses throughout a five-year period to track changes and trends.
For decades, NOD has collaborated with the Harris Interactive to gather data on a variety of issues facing people with disabilities, the results of which are widely used by policymakers and by the disability community. Since then, NOD’s Harris Surveys have been an authoritative resource on the status of people with disabilities in America. Harris surveys have tracked numerous quality of life indicators for the disability community. The surveys help to quantify the challenges faced by the disability community, providing statistical data that can be used to understand specific issues facing people with disabilities, and to influence the decisions of policymakers. The surveys receive wide coverage in the press, and results are frequently cited by policymakers, and by the disability community.
NOD-Kessler Surveys, by Harris Interactive
In 2010, with support from the New Jersey-based Kessler Foundation, NOD commissioned commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct two surveys: the Survey of Americans with Disabilities, and the Survey on Employment of People with Disabilities.
2010 NOD-Kessler’s Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities Executive Summary, by Harris Interactive
Summarizes NOD & Kessler survey on attitudes of human resources managers and senior executives on employment of people with disabilities and includes five steps to help with recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
Survey identified participation gaps between people with and without disabilities, including employment, income, education, access to transportation and healthcare, political participation, life satisfaction, and technology. The report summarizes trend data that links 2010 data to earlier NOD surveys conducted by Harris.
The 2004 NOD-Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities documented critical gaps between those with disabilities and the general population. Americans with disabilities are at a critical disadvantage compared to other Americans in ten key areas of life. Continuing a trend, the survey found slow and modest progress in the indicators.
In 2000 NOD commissioned a millennial edition of the omnibus Survey of Americans with Disabilities and a Survey of Community Participation to document data on disability and community life.