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A Practical Guide

Nearly 20% of the population has a disability. Despite this, mainstream research often does not explicitly address the methodological and practical issues that can act as barriers to disabled people’s participation in social research. In this book, Aidley and Fearon provide a concise, practical introduction to making it easier for everyone to take part in research.

Requiring no prior knowledge about accessible research methods, the book:

• explains how removing barriers to participation will improve the quality of the research;

• covers the research process from design, to collecting data, to dissemination and publication;

• includes checklists and further reading, as well as useful examples and vignettes to illustrate how issues play out in practice.

This book will be invaluable to researchers from a variety of backgrounds looking to increase participation in their research, whether postgraduate students, experienced academic researchers, practitioners or professionals.

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Author: Juliet Davis

Introduction I began to allude to the importance of accessibility in facilitating new patterns of care in the previous chapter, and the goal of this chapter is to consider in depth how urban design can mobilize notions of access to influence care needs, relations and practices. However, I begin the discussion with a quandary since two of the major goals of accessibility as constructed in the context of urban design theory have an uneasy relationship with the ideas of care and from the ethics of care which I have presented thus far. The first of these

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inclusion issues. For example, the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba established a student–faculty–community Affirmative Action/Educational Equity Committee in 1992 to address inequities in the school related to the recruitment and support of Indigenous, racialised and disabled students ( Blum and Heinonen, 2001 ). Also, a School of Social Work Accessibility Planning Committee of faculty, staff and students was formed at the University of Windsor in the early 2000s ( Leslie, 2008 ; Carter et al, 2012b ; Cragg et al, 2013 ). All in all, a 2010

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Author: James Waters

2 ACCESSIBLE CITIES: FROM URBAN DENSITY TO MULTIDIMENSIONAL ACCESSIBILITY James Waters Introduction This chapter explores what makes a city accessible, both within an urban area such that residents are able to access what they require to attain wellbeing, as well as from outside in order that wider goals such as efficiency, wellbeing, innovation and enterprise or wider sustainability are achieved. This explicitly frames urban areas as integrated with the larger hinterlands of city regions and beyond, as discussed in Chapter One. The first section of

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83 4 Social inclusion, accessibility and emotional work Jennie Middleton and Justin Spinney Introduction This chapter is about issues of inclusion, equality and accessibility in relation to everyday mobility. Along with others (for example, Bhat et al 2000, Curtis 2011, Simoes 2013, Ganning 2014, Martens 2017) we argue that accessibility to transport is essentially an issue of social justice and social mobility; accessibility is crucial for all groups in society to facilitate opportunities in order to accrue social, economic and cultural capital. Yet

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Authors: Jo Milner and Ruth Madigan

77 FOUR The politics of accessible housing in the UK Jo Milner and Ruth Madigan Introduction Current social and legislative trends within the UK and Europe relating to housing design and quality reflect opposing influences. While there has been an ongoing policy shift towards deregulation overall, reregulation has emerged and grown within two key areas: first, energy efficiency in terms of consumption and sustainability within the home; and, second, access in terms of the flexibility of housing to cater for the wider needs of a heterogeneous public, including

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183 8 How geographical and ideological proximity impact community youth justice (in)accessibility in England and Wales Sarah Brooks-Wilson Introduction In England and Wales, youth justice is diminishing and diversifying, with increasingly localised delivery serving fewer convicted children in more institutional settings. Although reduced child criminalisation should be broadly celebrated (YJB, 2019d), sectoral cogence is becoming threatened by community sentence dispersal – an unintended consequence that remains opaque in policy terms. Appointment

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Author: David Best

151 7 A visible and accessible recovery community In this chapter I will focus on one organisation, Double Impact, which has had a profound impact on my thinking about recovery support delivery. It has created a ‘hub and spoke’ model of visible recovery in Nottingham and in the local area through a commitment to community engagement underpinned by a specific focus on education. What is particularly important for me about this model is how the organisation has engaged with multiple levels of community capital to build social and recovery capital. The

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Author: Emma Partlow

. Following a nationwide lockdown in March 2020 as a result of the global pandemic COVID-19, there has been a rise in the use of online spaces and technologies. This time has enabled and, in many cases, enforced innovation as researchers have had to create new ways of engaging with participants. Digital technologies are often assumed to be open and accessible to ‘all’, however, digital inequalities continue to exist and shape people’s lives (Robinson et al. , 2015 ). As researchers, we must avoid falling into the trap of describing online research as solely opportunistic

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27 2 ‘An accessible route is always the longest’: older adults’ experience of their urban environment captured by user-led audits and photovoice Atiya Mahmood and Delphine Labbé According to propositions of the ecological model of aging (Lawton and Nahemow, 1973), the environment plays a significant role in outcomes for older persons experiencing a decline in competence, such as limitations in their cognitive and physical functioning. Other scholars have also noted that the immediate home and neighbourhood environments become increasingly important for

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