A Black woman and man with disabilities at a conference.


RTC:Rural's Employment research uses systems-level approaches to improve employment opportunities and outcomes among people with disabilities living in rural places. We respond to identified rural barriers such as limited economic opportunity, choice, and access to services to develop and test employment and delivery options appropriate in resource-constrained environments. 

Learn more about RTC:Rural Employment research

Self-employment is an important option for people with disabilities, especially those who live in rural areas with limited employment opportunities. 


Telecommunications can help overcome transportation and distance barriers and open up new opportunities.


Transition-aged job experiences translate into future employment opportunities for youth with disabilities.

VR service delivery looks different in rural communities, where consumers are at a distance from services and economic opportunities are more limited.



See Large Data Set Analyses: Employment for fact sheets and research briefs that explore national employment data.