William is the Director of Legal Research & Writing for the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University (SU), and a Faculty Associate with the Center on Digital Literacy at SU's iSchool. William’s work and research interests include legal and policy developments affecting children with disabilities and persons aging with or into disability, youth-to-work transition, reasonable accommodations, accessible housing, stigma toward persons with invisible disabilities, assistive technology, universal design principles, and accessible electronic & information technology. BBI is working to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society by creating a collaborative environment—with entrepreneurial innovation and best business practices—to foster public-private dialogue, and create the capacity to transform policy, systems, and people through inclusive education, the workforce, and communities. BBI takes its name from Dr. Burton Blatt (1927–85), a pioneer in humanizing services for people with mental retardation, a staunch advocate of deinstitutionalization, and a national leader in special education. Blatt was dean of the School of Education and a Centennial Professor at Syracuse University.