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Participants Needed for A Research Study - Receive $100!

Georgia Tech’s Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) is conducting a study improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities, outcomes such as job satisfaction and job retention.

The study is focused on Universal Design. Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. CATEA is studying how the work environment affects an employee’s ability to take part in work activities and his or her sense of inclusion.  The findings will suggest actions that employers can take to make their workplaces more accessible and welcoming.

They are currently seeking employees with disabilities to participate in the study.  The employee’s supervisor should also agree to answer a short survey, but that is not a requirement for participation.  Employee responses will not be shared with the supervisor.

In order to take part in this study, you must:   

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a disability, including vision, hearing, mobility, manipulation, speech, and/or a cognitive disability.
  • Currently be employed for at least 20 hours per week in a physical work setting (for example, an office or retail store).
  • Have been employed in your current job for more than 1 year.
  • Work with at least one other employee.
  • Have disclosed your disability to employer.
  • Work in the United States
  • Be fluent in English

If you are selected for this study you will complete three online surveys, which will take approximately 60 minutes.  If you are unable or prefer not to use a computer, we can administer the surveys during a telephone interview.  You will receive $100 as compensation for your time.

If you are interested, please contact Frances Harris or Karen Milchus at the Georgia Institute of Technology at:

(404) 894-4960

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