As a "think tank" on disability policy through an interdisciplinary American University community and a network of leading universities and outreach partners, the Institute on Disability and Public Policy has a robust empirical and applied research portfolio focused on several core themes:

  • Accessible Global Governance

  • Global, Regional and National Disability Policy

  • Inclusive Sustainable Development

  • Inclusive Cities and Urban Development

  • Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development

  • Accessible Cyberlearning

  • Accessibility, Assistive Technologies and Universal Design

More information about our ongoing projects can be found below. 

Current Additional Research Projects

  • Big Data Analysis of Disability Inclusion in UN SDGs

  • Working Group on Using ICTs to Enhance Marginalized Voices in Global Governance

  • Accessible Cyberlearning Book Project

  • Accessibility and Political Participation

  • Disability, Digital Storytelling, and Technology