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2004 N.O.D./Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities

National Organization on Disability

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) has conducted numerous surveys of or about people with disabilities during the past two decades. Since they are the only surveys of their kind that have been published, they are frequently quoted in the media and members of Congress and government agencies often refer to their findings in policy papers, legislation and reports. Factors contributing to the widespread use, acceptance and influence of the surveys include the perception that they are fair, balanced and comprehensive; their relevance and timeliness; and the absence of other comparable research.Funding will enable N.O.D. and Harris to conduct a telephone survey of 1,000 people with disabilities and 1,000 people without disabilities. The survey will cover fundamental areas identified as contributing to the quality of life: employment, education, socialization, religious worship, entertainment, political participation, income, transportation, health care, satisfaction with life and emergency preparedness. The survey will be conducted in the spring of 2004 and the findings announced in the summer.N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, age groups and disability issues.