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.

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.

Paid opportunity: NDIS and COVID-19 focus groups

Are you an NDIS participant living in the Yarra Ranges? Yarra Ranges Council wants to hear from you! They want to find out how people with disability accessed services during COVID-19. Your answers will help them write a report for Council & other organisations who support people with disability & their families. 

Help to strengthen the mental health support community!

Over the coming months Mental Health Victoria’s workforce development team
will be taking a deep dive into mental health support for Victoria’s community. Your feedback will help us to better provide training opportunities that are targeted and meaningful. You are invited to have your say by completing the survey.  it should only take about eight minutes).

Access on Demand: Streaming television services and people with disabilities

People with disabilities, or people who use accessibility features are invited to participate in a survey about the use of Video on Demand sites. This relatively new way of accessing television is a rapidly growing part of the media environment, and this survey will gather diverse perspectives on how accessible the different services offered are.

Survey of mobility device safety at railway crossings

Closing date: June 8, 2021

The survey is part of research that will help railway authorities to construct safer pedestrian level crossings. Input from people who use a mobility device like a wheelchair, mobility scooter, walking frame or walking stick are encouraged to complete a survey that should take less than 10 minutes to do. You need to be over 18 years old to participate in this research.

Assistance Animals: A nationally consistent approach

Closing date: May 30, 2021

or people with disability using assistance animals, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments are working together to develop options for a nationally consistent approach to the regulation and accreditation of assistance animals.  The information and insights you provide will be used to inform options for the development of a nationally consistent approach to the regulation and accreditation of assistance animals.