Center On Knowledge Translation For Employment Research
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) was established by the SEDL in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. The KTER Center will strive to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities (such as higher employment rates, better working supports, higher wages and responsibilities, and greater job satisfaction) by using knowledge translation (KT) to ensure that disability-oriented employment research is effectively implemented. It will identify the best available evidence related to the employment of Americans with disabilities and conduct research on how and why research evidence is used or not used. Ultimately, the Center will contribute to a better understanding of how research evidence can most effectively be translated into new or improved policies, employment opportunities, and support systems.