For various reasons, people might be prevented from participating in working life or social and leisure activities. At the Disability Research Division, we focus on the causes and consequences of disability in groups with different kinds of health conditions. Our focus is on cognition, communication, and learning, i.e., the processes that take place in the brain when we receive, process, and convey information. Our research also includes social dimensions of disability.
A large part of our research involves persons with hearing impairment, but we also study the conditions for cognition, communication, and learning in other groups, such as people with intellectual disability or a neuropsychiatric condition.
The goal of our research is to increase the knowledge about disability and thereby contribute to improving the opportunities for people with disabilities to participate on equal terms in society.