Research for All:  Research Inclusive of People with Disabilities

In collaboration with RDI Network and CBM Australia, Nossal Institute at The University of Melbourne recently published a guidance to make research inclusive of people with disabilities, with key considerations for cross cultural contexts.

Working collaboratively with people with disabilities will transform the research process; both mainstream and disability-specific initiatives will benefit. Research that is (generally) inclusive is well-planned, change (negative) narratives on disability, create a more inclusive society, build skills and bolster local DPOs.

Research is not just about evaluations and data-mining from the local community; research findings and recommendations can have huge impact on policies, programming and access to services. Ensure positive impact; empowering local DPOs to participate in decision-making, build capacity in people with disabilities, and entwine local solutions for sustainable development.

The RDI Network, Nossal Institute for Global Health, and CBM Australia collaborated together to provide advice and practical steps for practitioners, researchers and policymakers; guidance provides case studies, checklists, and tools to ensure inclusive practices in the research cycle

Please note: This document has been designed as an accessible and interactive PDF. This PDF can be read by (most) screen-readers, and includes internal links to navigate and ‘jump’ around the guide.

If you would like a hardcopy, please email  rdi@acfid.asn.au

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