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