ICDR Reports

This section contains ICDR reports, studies, initiatives, and conference proceedings. Browse for materials by year, or use the search bar at the top right of this page, and every page of the ICDR website.

2021

The resources in this toolkit are designed to facilitate further research by federal agencies in the field of aging with a disability and to promote interagency collaboration. The toolkit offers a wide range of current research and resources from federal agencies and examples of best practices from across the public and private sectors. Additionally, this toolkit discusses current gaps in the research on aging with a disability and highlights areas for future research and collaboration.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in widespread shutdowns in March 2020 across virtually every sector at the local, state, and federal levels in order to halt the spread of the virus throughout the United States. These shutdowns caused research and development institutions to suspend their research and attempt to transition as many projects as possible to a virtual format.

To increase the reach of health IT to all Americans, including those with disabilities and older adults, health IT must be accessible and usable for consumers and providers. Having accurate and accessible information is pivotal in supporting health IT in the health care ecosystem. The purpose of this toolkit is to highlight resources, research, and best practices across federal agencies, federal grantees, and non-federal entities related to ensuring and encouraging that health IT is accessible and usable.

2020

A timeline of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) from 1978 through the present.

The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) mission is to promote coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living (IL), and rehabilitation research programs, including programs related to assistive technology (AT) research and research that incorporates the principles of universal design (UD).

The ICDR initiated a focus on inclusion of people with disabilities among health and wellness research as well as broader public health programs and initiatives that include people with disabilities as a target population. The purpose of the toolkit on health disparities and disabilities in research is to present resources across federal agencies, federal grantees, and non-federal entities conducting health and wellness research and implementing public health programs and initiatives.

As part of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research’s (ICDR) Strategic Plan for 2018–2021, the ICDR Community Participation and Integration Workgroup identified that the impact of CIL service types and delivery methods need to be studied further (ICDR, 2018). This workgroup suggested that a research plan be developed to focus on CIL service delivery and outcomes in order to identify and share effective practices. The ICDR emphasizes the importance of CILs optimizing and expanding their services, as they are key local providers for their consumers (ICDR, 2018).

The resources in this toolkit are meant to facilitate further research by federal agencies and departments, as well as interagency collaboration in the field of housing resources for people with disabilities. The toolkit provides current housing resources, examples of best practices across the United States, current federal-level research being conducted, measurement tools, web resources, and trainings.

The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) is a coordinating group of federal department and agency representatives funding disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.

2019

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Public Law 113-128) included a requirement for the ICDR to develop a comprehensive government-wide strategic plan for disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.

The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) is a coordinating group of federal department and agency representatives funding disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.

2018

The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) is a coordinating group of federal department and agency representatives funding disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.

2017

The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) is a coordinating group of federal department and agency representatives funding disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research.