1998 NOD/Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities
This national study of attitudes and experiences of disabled persons is a follow-up to the 1994 (NOD) and 1986 (ICD) surveys of disabled Americans (both earlier studies are in RADIUS as Datsets # 06 and 04, respectively). Together, the three studies address disabled persons' self-perceptions, how their lives have changed in the past decade, what their experiences have been with employment, education, social life, what they thought must be done to increase their participation in the mainstream of American society, impact of their disability on the quality of their lives, their work, social life, daily activities, education, and personal life, as well as changes in social attitudes and experiences, social activities, and employment opportunities, the effects of religion, and the impact of technology and computer aids. Other items address focus on barriers that prevent disabled people from working, having a full social life, getting around, or using services; i.e., barriers that excluded them in some way from the mainstream of American life, or prevented them from achieving their goals. The 1998 NOD study includes over 300 variables for 1000 cases.