Research Projects

Survey: People with Disabilities and Disasters

Are you a person with disability living in Asia or the Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand)? This online survey is anonymous and aims to understand whether and how people with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific are involved in disaster risk reduction, and what factors can help or hinder. You will be able to tell us your biggest concerns and recommendations in relation to disasters.  

CP Info Project – get involved

The project is being delivered by a consortium of organisations led by Cerebral Palsy Australia, Ability First Australia, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Cerebral Palsy Support Network to establish a national online platform to increase the quality and accessibility of information available to people with cerebral palsy and the key people and services that most impact their lives. There are a few ways to get involved including participating in surveys or joining the reference group.

For more information contact the CP Info Project at:
T:+61 2 8259 7705

Emergency Preparedness Survey of People with Disability

This study aims to survey how prepared people are for an emergency situation such as pandemic, bushfire, flood etc, and to understand what people can do for themselves and what supports they need in an emergency situation. The information you provide will help to find ways to assist people with disability to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event.

Outcomes for children and young people using disability services: A survey for carers

This research is testing a survey that explores the impact that services or supports have on children/ young people with disability. The researchers are inviting carers of children/ young people (0-14 years of age) with disability to help them test the survey. Taking part involves carers completing the survey online, which takes about 10 minutes.

Pathways to Participation: Community inclusion survey

Closing date: January 29, 2021

Have you ever experienced barriers to participating in sports or recreational activities? Or perhaps you know someone who has? Help remove barriers to sports and recreation – have your say People with a lived experience of disability are invited to give feedback by completing a short survey to help shape the future of inclusive sports and recreation in Victoria.

The impact of Covid19-related requirements on communication

This research project is investigating the impact of face masks on communication for adults. Adults who do not have hearing difficulties and adults who do have hearing difficulties are invited to participate in this short survey. This data will raise public awareness of issues around communication, and help to provide ideas about what we can all do to improve communication when people are using face masks.

How to develop easy English materials for CALD people with disabilities…? survey

Closing date: February 15, 2021

Almost no research literature exists about developing easy English materials for Australians with disabilities of CALD backgrounds. Yet, hundreds of agencies have created or commissioned them! The gap in research based evidence was discovered while delivering the national ‘Speak My Language: Diverse Communities living well with a disability’ program. So how do we translate Easy English into languages other than English? This survey has been developed to collect practitioner wisdom and identify current practice in order to build an evidence-based practice.

Disability workers invited to participate in market research 

Feedback from disability service providers, disability workers, people with disability and others is needed to identify the communications, resources and information needs of sector audiences when engaging with and registering under the Victorian Disability Worker Regulation Scheme. As part of this work, in-depth interviews will take place with disability workers in January and February 2021.

People with disability wanted for a focus group on futuristic vehicles

Closing date: February 8, 2021

Do you have an interest in the next generation of personal and public transport vehicles? Do you have ideas about what needs to be done to make sure it works well for all people with disability?

People with disability can apply to join a paid, short-term focus group on “Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies” (things like driverless cars, for example) to explore the following questions, challenges and opportunities…