BBI is globally regarded as a leader in disability research
BBI is globally recognized as a leader in disability research. BBI’s strength is its ability to conduct scientifically rigorous and yet practically relevant research, producing studies that have influenced public policy and positively advanced the lives of people with disabilities. BBI engages in multi-method empirical research by blending quantitative, qualitative, and archival methods of data collection and analysis using evidence-based measures from multiple disciplines.
Research is conducted using principles of participatory action research (or community-based participatory research), which engages stakeholders in partnership with researchers to work as teams that create scientifically-based, relevant knowledge. By working with stakeholders from the start, knowledge translation becomes a continuous process, ensuring research is used in meaningful ways to create change and impact.
- Attitudes of Pakistani Community Members and Staff Toward People with Intellectual Disability Mazna Patka, Christopher B. Keys, David B. Henry, and Katherine E. McDonald, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, January 2013
- Beyond the Orthodoxy of Rule of Law and Justice Sector Reform: A Framework for Legal Empowerment and Innovation through the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Janet Lord, Deepti Samant Raja, Peter Blanck, World Bank Legal Review, January 2013
- Study on "Challenges and good practices in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities." Peter Blanck, European Foundation Centre (EFC), European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability for the European Commission, March 14, 2012
- Race, Ethnicity and Disability Veterans and Benefits in Post Civil War America. Larry M. Logue, Peter Blanck, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Book Series, 2010
- Comparison of healthcare experiences in autistic and non-autistic adults: A cross-sectional online survey facilitated by an academic-community partnership Journal of General Internal Medicine Christina Nicolaidis MD, MPH, Dora Raymaker MS, Katherine McDonald PhD, Sebastian Dern, W. Cody Boisclair PhD, Elesia Ashkenazy, Amanda Baggs, Journal of General Internal Medicine, November 2012
- "There is No Black or White": Scientific Community Views on Ethics in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Katherine McDonald, Mazna Patka, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
- Assistive/rehabilitation technology, disability, and service delivery models. Meera Adya, Deepti Samant, Marcia J. Scherer, Mary Killeen and Michael W. Morris, Cognitive Processing, 2012
- Sidelined or Mainstreamed? Political Participation and Attitudes of People with Disabilities in the United States. Lisa Schur and Meera Adya, Social Science Quarterly, 2012.
- Developing the Capacity of Teacher-Librarians to Meet the Diverse Needs of All School Children: Project ENABLE. William N. Myhill, Renee Franklin Hill, Kristen Link, Ruth V. Small, Kelly J. Bunch, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2012
- "We Want Respect": Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Address Respect in Research. Katherine McDonald, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, July 2012
- Realizing the potential of accessible ICTs in developing countries. Deepti Samant, Rebecca Matter, and Mark Harniss, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, April 2012
- Tax Subsidization of Personal Assistance Services. Steven Mendelsohn, William N. Myhill, Michael Morris, Disability and Health Journal, 5(2), 75-86, April 2012
- "You need to let your voice be heard": Research participants' views on research. K.E. McDonald, C.A. Kidney, M. Patka, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (JIDR), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2012
- What Types of Jobs Do People with Disabilities Want? Mohammad Ali, Lisa Schur, Peter Blanck, Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2011
- Media and the Israeli disability rights legislation: Progress or mixed and contradictory images? M. Soffer, A. Rimmerman, P. Blanck, E. Hill, Disability & Society, 25(6), 687-699, 2010
- Law School Admissions Access Project (LSAC) Survey. BBI, National Association of Law Students with Disabilities, Association of Disability Rights Counsel,
Regulatory and Legislative Comments
- Comments to Proposed Regulations Implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, RIN 1250-AA02. Submitted on behalf of Burton Blatt Institute to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, February 21, 2012
- Comments on the 2011 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Airline Websites and Kiosks. Submitted by Peter Blanck to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, January 4, 2012
- Letter to Lawmakers on Section 511 Regarding Proposed Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Submitted by Peter Blanck to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, July 19, 2011