William N. Myhill, M.Ed., J.D.

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Director of Legal Research and Writing

Email : wmyhill@syr.edu
Phone : (315) 443-1367
Fax : (315) 443-9725

Mr. Myhill has over 20 years of professional experience in law and education, collaborating with and providing services for diverse individuals with disabilities and cultural/linguistic differences, through extensive research, teaching, and advocacy in the United States and abroad. He has a lifetime of personal experience with family disability. Formerly, William served as special education teacher, facilitating, implementing and assessing individualized education programs for children with diverse special needs, and was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea.

As Director of Legal Research and Writing at BBI, William oversees the disability law and policy research initiatives of the Institute, collaborates on multiple federal and state research and demonstration grants, and is Project Director for the five-year "Demand-side Employment Placement Models" project (National Institute for Disability & Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education). This project utilizes scientifically rigorous and evidence-based methods to develop, identify, and evaluate employment demand-side models, programs and services that enhance employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities.

William's research interests include legal and policy developments affecting children with disabilities and persons aging with or into disability, youth-to-work transition, reasonable accommodations, accessible housing, stigma toward persons with invisible disabilities, assistive technology, universal design principles, and accessible electronic & information technology.

As a Faculty Associate with the Center for Digital Literacy (Syracuse University iSchool), he collaborates on many of these and related issues. William is Executive Editor of the Disability Law & Policy e-Newsletter and was Managing Editor for the Iowa Law Review. He is a board member for Onondaga Community Living, a service agency providing individualized vocational and residential support for persons with intellectual disabilities in Syracuse, NY.


  • 2011-2012

  • 2009-2010

    • William N. Myhill. (2010). Law & Policy Challenges for Achieving an Accessible eSociety: Lessons from the United States. L. Waddington & G. Quinn, eds., European Yearbook on Disability Law, 2, Oxford, UK: Intersentia, 103-129.
    • Peter Blanck, William N. Myhill, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Joanna Morales, Paula Pearlman. (2009). Individuals with Cancer in the Workforce and Their Federal Rights. M. Feuerstein, ed., Work and Cancer Survivors, Springer Publishing, 255-276.
    • Paul M.A. Baker, Jarice Hanson, William N. Myhill. (2009). The Promise of Municipal WiFi and Failed Policies of Inclusion: The Disability Divide. Information Policy, 14(1-2), 47-59.
    • Naomi Schreuer, William N. Myhill, Deepti Samant, Tal Aratan-Bergman, Peter Blanck. (2009). Workplace Accommodations: Occupational Therapists as Mediator in the Interactive Process. Work, 34(2), 149-160.

      Workplace Accommodations: Occupational Therapists as Mediator in the Interactive Process(.pdf)
    • William N. Myhill, Peter Blanck. (2009). Disability and Aging: Historical and Contemporary Challenges. The Marquette Elder's Advisor Law Review, 11, 47-80.
  • 2007-2008

    • William N. Myhill, Derrick L. Cogburn, Deepti Samant, Benjamin Addom, Peter Blanck. (2008). Developing Accessible Cyberinfrastructure-enabled Knowledge Communities in the Disability Community. Assistive Technology Journal, 20(3), 157-174.
    • Kevin Cullen, Lutz Kubitschke, David McDaid, Peter Blanck, William N. Myhill, Gerard Quinn, Patrick O'Donoghue, Rune Halverson. (November 2008). Accessibility of ICT Products and Services to Disabled and Older People: Evidence-based Analysis for a Possible Co-ordinated European Approach to Web Accessibility. European Commission, 1-129.
    • William N. Myhill, Deepti Samant, David Klein, Shelley Kaplan, Maria Veronica Reina, Peter Blanck. (2007). Distance Education Initiatives and Their 21st Century Role in the Lives of People with Disabilities. E.P. Bailey, ed., Focus on Distance Education Developments, London, UK: Nova Science Publishers, 1-38.
  • 2003-2004

    • William N. Myhill. (2004). No FAPE for Children with Disabilities in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Time to Redefine a Free Appropriate Public Education. Iowa Law Review, 89(3), 1051-1092.
    • William N. Myhill. (2004). The State of Public Education and the Needs of English Language Learners in the Era of 'No Child Left Behind'. Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, 8(2), 393-447.
    • David Klein, William N. Myhill, Linda Hansen, Gary Asby, Susan Michaelson, Peter Blanck. (2003). Electronic Doors to Education: Study of High School Web Accessibility in Iowa. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 21(1), 27-49.