Methodology of Scientific Research of People with Disabilities – Designing and Conducting Accessible and Diverse Research (71895)

Session Information: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
Session Chair: Xiao Lei Wang

Friday, 22 September 2023 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Sant Sebastia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Participatory accessibility is not common in Poland. Public institutions are obliged by law to ensure architectural, digital and information and communication accessibility, but the participatory aspect is still not properly addressed. People with disabilities encounter many difficulties while studying at universities, so it seems impossible for them to conduct scientific research and obtain further academic titles. The presence of a sign language interpreter is not a common occurrence during lectures. Ms Orłowska conducted scientific interviews with people with disabilities to investigate to what extent they are interested in conducting research at the university and what opportunities or obstacles they encounter when planning and conducting research. The author also analyzed the scientific literature in the field of methodology to find out whether the needs of people with disabilities are considered in such publications. The author is working on increasing the awareness of this phenomenon in the academic community and looking for places that can serve as benchmarks. The final goal of the author is to create a publication containing inclusive guidelines for various universities that include people with disabilities in the academic community, also educating about the importance of setting boundaries and assertiveness. Conducting research should be safe, comfortable, and as independent as possible for everyone, regardless of the level of physical fitness or health.

Aleksandra Orłowska, Jagiellonian University, Poland

About the Presenter(s)
I study accessibility in different spheres, examining public and commercial entities that are putting an emphasis on managing diversity and inclusive culture. I give presentations and write scholarly articles to raise accessibility awareness.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00