Region 8: Implicit Bias Study

The purpose of this project is to design and develop a comprehensive strategy to increase awareness of implicit bias toward individuals with disabilities. Year 1 involved data mining of pre-existing data from the Disability IAT/Project Implicit. Next steps involve using those results to develop an initial research design and strategy. A pilot intervention study will then be launched to target the implicit bias uncovered by the Disability IAT. Following the development of this intervention, the research team will implement the second stage of the project, which will use an experimental research design to further investigate implicit bias.