Members of the research team for the Enabling participation for disabled children and young people project met with research participants, sector activists and NZSL interpreters at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre on September 19 (2018) to discuss preliminary findings from the project. The three-year HRC-funded project, which ends in December, involves researchers from Massey, AUT and Auckland universities, 35 Deaf and disabled young people and their parents, and sector key informants. Key questions were:
What’s working well and what needs to change to enable the community participation of Deaf and disabled young people?
How does this differ for Deaf and hearing impaired, vision-impaired and mobility impaired young people?
What are the parents’ experiences and how do these differ from those of the young people?