In 2011, Forte (formerly known as FAS) was assigned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to survey, in consultation with other funders, the existing research concerning obstacles to full participation in society and the workplace for people with disabilities.

The assignment has been carried out by the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Linköping and Örebro Universities, with the support of an expert panel of leading researchers. The mission was reported to the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs on December, 1, 2011.