William Erickson

Researcher Specialist
Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), Cornell University


William Erickson, MS, has a master's degree from Cornell University and is currently a Researcher Specialist with the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) at Cornell. He is co-PI and Project Manager of the Field Initiated Program Development Project on Web-based Student Processes at Community Colleges - Tools for Ensuring Accessibility. This three year project is using a multi-pronged approach to examine the state of web accessibility in the community college network and identify IT accessibility barriers for students with disabilities and ways to address them. Previous projects include: an evaluation of the accessibility of web based E-recruiting sites for people with disabilities, a survey of 400+ private sector employers regarding the use of the World Wide Web in Human resource processes and awareness of web accessibility issues for employees with disabilities.