Information Technology (IT) Works Project


Research has shown there is a demand for trained information technology (IT) workers. Research also shows the percentage of working individuals with disabilities in substantially lower than the percentage of working people without disability. The goal of IT Works is to increase the employment of individuals with disabilities in IT-related jobs, reducing the shortage of trained IT workers and increasing the employment of individuals with disabilities.

Towards this goal, the project will identify barriers to and facilitators of the hiring, retention, advancement, and wages of individuals with disabilities, test strategies to improve hiring, retention, advancement and wages of individuals with disabilities, and provide training and disseminate research findings.

For More Information

IT Works website

Research and Publications

Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy: Accessible Courtroom Technology
Peter Blanck, Ann Wilichowski & James Schmeling
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 12:825 (2004)

Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Information Technology Jobs: Literature Review for “IT Works
Kevin Schartz, Ph.D., M.C.S., Helen A. Schartz, Ph.D., J.D., Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.
Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 20, 637-657 (2002)