Systems and citizen science for people with disability

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The Dignity Project, creates systems that increase dignified experiences for people with disability through citizen science

For two years, the Dignity Project has undertaken a suite of projects to understand what dignity means for people with disability and how to ensure they can have dignified experiences in interactions with services and systems. Kelsey Chapman (PhD candidate and academic research lead) and Angel Dixon OAM (citizen research lead) from the Dignity Project, a research and advocacy initiative at Griffith University will share how they designed and conducted dignified citizen science in partnership with citizens with disability to produce results and recommendations for action by policymakers and service providers. The Dignity Project is a 2022 finalist for the Eureka Prize, Innovation in Citizen Science. 

Using citizen science to explore barriers to walking for people with and without disabilities

This project was part of a broader study aimed at better understanding the links between walking as a behaviour, people’s perceptions, and the objective characteristics of the built environment for people of diverse ages, with and without disability. In this project, four citizen scientists, including two who are blind, used a smartphone app to record features of and rate their walking environments. Dr Tamara Bozovic will describe the project design including their use of an app for data collection, challenges, findings and reflect on working with citizen scientists who are blind.

Recording and live captions: This session was recorded and live captions enabled. The recording is available here and a summary of the session will be included shortly.