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Since its inception in 1948, the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services has sought to advance the educational, social and vocational participation of persons with disabilities through the collaborative promotion, provision and/or pursuit of innovative accommodative and educational services, and interdisciplinary disability research. DRES has a rich and storied history of programmatic firsts in interdisciplinary disability research, many of which resulted from the applied disability research and/or educational outreach of its faculty and staff. Below are links to current research and outreach initiatives in which DRES personnel are engaged, as well as selective examples of their presentations and publications.
Hedrick, B. (2010) Integrating research and practice: The Illinois model serving students with disabilities. See the presentation...
Gunderson, J. (2010) Athletic rivalries and web accessibility: Who is in the sweet 16 this year? Educause Conference poster session on October 13, 2010. See the presentation...
Hedrick, B. (2009). Access and opportunities for students with disabilities. University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting on March 9, 2009. See the presentation...
Malik, P.B., Anton, T. (2013). Supporting students with significant physical disabilities: The Illinois model. Journal of College and University Student Housing, Special Issue.
Hedrick, B.N., Stumbo, N.J., Martin, J.K., Nordstrom, D.L., Martin, L.G., & Morrill, J.L. (2012). Personal assistant support for students with severe physical disabilities in postsecondary education: Results of a national survey. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(2), 161-177.
Martin, J.K., Stumbo, N.J., Hedrick, B.N., Collins, K.D., Nordstrom, D., Peterson, M., & Martin, L.G. (2011). Recruitment of students with disabilities: Exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(4), 285-299.
Hedrick, B., Dizen, M., Collins, K., Evans, J., & Grayson, T. (2010). Perceptions of college students with and without disabilities and effects of STEM and non-STEM enrollment on student engagement and institutional involvement. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 23(2), 129-136.
Lee, M., Zhu, W., Hedrick, B., & Fernhall, B. (2010). Determing metabolic equivalent values of physical activities for persons wwith paraplegia. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(4), 336-343.
Stumbo, N. J., Martin, J. K., & Hedrick, B. N. (2009). Assistive technology: Impact on education, employment, and independence of individuals with physical disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 30(2), 99-110.
Stumbo, N. J., Martin, J. K., & Hedrick, B. N. (2009). Personal assistance for students with severe physical disabilities in postsecondary education: Is it the deal breaker? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 30(1), 11-20.
Stumbo, N.J., Lindahl-Lewis, P., & Blegen, A. (2008). Two mentorship case studies of high school and university students with disabilities: Milestones and lessons. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74(3), 45.
Burke, M., Hedrick, B., Ouelette, S, and Thompson, T. (2008). Developing accountability metrics for students with disabilities in higher education: Determining critical questions. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 21(1), 42-54.
Fernhall, B., Heffernan, K., Jae, S.Y., & Hedrick, B. (2008). Health implications of physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury: A literature review. Journal of Health and Human Service Administration, 30(4), 468-502.
Collins, K., Hedrick, B. & Stumbo, N. (2007). Comprehensive postsecondary transitional support services for persons with severe physical disabilities and/or psychological disabilities: The University of Illinois approach. Available on the WWW at http://apps.disability.illinois.edu/files/best_practices_files/index.html.
Gunderson, Jon, & Hoyt, Nicholas (2007) “Tools for Testing Functional Web Accessibility”, Proceedings of the 2007 Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Hasegawa-Johnson, M., Gunderson, J., Perlman, A., & Huang, T. (2006) "HMM-Based and SVM-Based Recognition of the Speech of Talkers with Spastic Dysarthria," Proceedings of 31st International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France.
Hedrick, B. Pape, T., Heinemann, A.W., Ruddell, J.L., & Reis, J. (2006). Employment issues and assistive technology use for persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 43(2), 185.
Gunderson, J and Schwerdtfeger, R. (2006) Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension, Proceedings of the 2006 Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Gunderson, J & Bargi Rangin, H. (2006) UIUC Practices, Tools and Techniques for Functional Web Accessibility, Proceedings of the 2006 Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Los Angeles, CA
Lee, M., Zhu, W., Gao, Yong, Hedrick, B., Crawford, J., Gilbert, M., Frogley, M., & Morse, M. (2005). Preliminary validity evidence of a trunk push-up test for individuals with spinal cord injury. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Supplement. 37(5), p. 101.
Gunderson, J. & May, M. (2005) W3C User Agent Accessibility Guidelines and Test Suite Version 2.0 and Implementation report. Center On Disabilities: Technology And Persons with Disabilities Conference 2005, http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2005/proceedings/2363.htm.
Gunderson, J., & Linder, D. (2004) Web Accessibility Wizard for Microsoft Office, Proceedings of the CSUN Conference, http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2004/proceedings/282.htm
Hedrick, B., Lee, M., & Zhu, W. (2003). Survey of physical activity participation and health correlates of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease. Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research: Proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium (p. 20). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Brasile, F. & Hedrick B. (2004). Predictors of competitive trait anxiety in adolescent wheelchair basketball players. American Journal of Recreation Therapy. Winter 3(1), 29-35.