Wheeling NY City

By Laurence Parent.

Call for Participants

As you probably know since you are reading this on my blog, I am conducting a research project to examine disabled people’s sense of belonging in Montréal and in New York City, as well as in the communities they identify or would like to identify with, considering that this is not fixed but rather constantly changing.

I am particularly interested in the use of mobile media technologies enabling the creation of new methods for the critical study of ableism.

I am looking for people who live in New York City and identify as disabled.

If you participate, here are some things that you should know about your involvement:

• You will be asked to participate in one interview focused on your urban experiences.
• The interview will be about 120 minutes long.
• A second interview could be organized to go to the places that you consider meaningful, unwelcoming and those that fall in between.
• At the beginning of the second interview, you will be given a smartphone to take pictures and videos of the places of your choice during the interview. This is optional.
• After the second interview, you can choose whether or not you would like to participate in the development of a map of the city you live in.
• A map of your city will be made that includes your pictures, videos and stories. This map will be publicly accessible through a website and will also be distributed at appropriate conferences and art exhibitions.
• You have the choice whether your participation will be confidential (only the researcher and the other participants will know your real identity) or whether you want your identity to be disclosed through the map.

If at any time you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Research Ethics and Compliance Advisor, Concordia University, 514.848.2424 ex. 7481 ethics@alcor.concordia.ca

If you are interested, please contact me at laurenceparent.nyc@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Laurence Parent
PhD candidate
Concordia University, Montréal
laurenceparent.nyc@gmail.com

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