I want to thank those who have responded thus far. Elizabeth mentions some of the barriers that their researchers experienced. This is very valuable information. I am interested to know whether other projects experience similar barriers. Additionally, when you as researchers decided that there was true value in including disabled researchers in your projects, how did you find them? Was there any reluctance on the part of DPOs to participate? Were DPOs involved in determining the program design?
It is clear that the inclusion of disabled people in the design and implementation of research projects is occurring more frequently. Learning about problems, for example, in the design of projects, recruiting disabled people as researchers and participants in the research, and dissemination of results would be interesting to learn about.
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