Inventors with Disabilities – An Opportunity for Innovation, Inclusion, and Economic Development

Jonathan Duvall, Sivashankar Sivakanthan, Brandon Daveler, S. Andrea Sundaram, and Rory A. Cooper note that people with disabilities (PwD) represent a significant percentage of the population but continue to be under-represented in STEM. This study aims to identify PwD with patented technologies, assess the impact of these inventors, and suggest directions for future research.