Research of the Great Lakes ADA Center

Research study – Experiences of young adults with disabilities, the internet, and work

Researchers with the Great Lakes ADA Center in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago are seeking participants to complete an online survey about work, internet use, and disability rights.

Who is eligible for this study?

Survey participates must:

  • Identify as having a disability.
  • Be 18-24 years old.
  • Work or be currently seeking employment.
  • Live in the United States.

What does the research involve?

It involves an online survey that includes questions about how and where you work, how you use different social networking websites, and your familiarity with disability rights related issues. You do not need to have any prior knowledge in order to participate. Survey participants can enter a drawing for one of eight $50 Amazon gift cards.

Submit your questions via the online form for Robert Gould, PhD (Principal Investigator)

Punch-In Research Project

The Punch-in Research project is conducted to improve understanding about how youth with disabilities use online social and professional networking sites during the job search process. The purpose of this research is to explore how different forms of online technical assistance and information dissemination available on such sites can be tailored to best assist youth with disabilities learn about self-advocacy and their rights and responsibilities under the ADA. The research is conducted in conjunction with Punch-In: your self directed Employment Assistant.


Last Updated on:
Mon Jun 22, 2020