[csaa-forum] Assistive Tech & Inclusive Research/Layton/Thurs 22 Sept, 2.30pm USYD

Gerard Goggin gerard.goggin at sydney.edu.au
Tue Sep 13 10:27:40 ACST 2016

‘Theory, Policy and Assistive Technology Practice: how inclusive research can change the world’
talk by Dr Natasha Layton

presented by ‘Media @ Sydney'

Thurs 22 Sept, 2016, 2.30-4pm
University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Location: MECO Seminar Room S226, Level 2, John Woolley Building (A20)

RSVP at Eventbrite<https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/assistive-technology-inclusive-research-natasha-layton-tickets-27670072933>.

*** the event will be live captioned + broadcast on Twitter via periscope (go to @MediaAtSydney)<https://twitter.com/MediaAtSydney> ***

About the seminar
Conducting inclusive research has a range of consequences. Decisions to exclude certain cohorts or tricky-to-measure outcomes in order to strengthen the study design become problematic. It is not reasonable to utilise tools which, while valid and reliable, are not accessible. And it is not enough to produce evidence of systemic failures – the evidence must be utilised for systemic change.

This is the tale of one occupational therapy researcher who asked one hundred AT users: ‘Costs aside, describe any improvements which would meet your participation needs?’ The answer to this question informed the authors PhD thesis, but was also the beginning of a co-productive journey to improve assistive technology service delivery in Australia.

The presentation includes the voices of AT user co-researchers. It will briefly cover disability and economic theory and the current Australian AT content, outline The Equipping Inclusion Studies into Assistive Technology Use and Outcomes in Victoria<http://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30030938> (2010), and describe a range of research strategies and practical outcomes according to the Disability Inclusive Research Principles (2012).

About the speaker
Dr Natasha Layton is an occupational therapist researching, teaching and advocating in the areas of assistive technology, disability, and outcomes. Her PhD study concerned the costs and outcomes of assistive technology solutions, and the nexus between research, policy and practice. As an inclusive researcher her publications and other dissemination activities are tailored to a range of stakeholder audiences, and many have been co-authored with consumers. Natasha holds roles with Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association, International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, Motivation Australia and Polio Australia, and represents Australia internationally on the assistive products standard.

For any access info or queries, or other information, contact Gerard Goggin: gerard.goggin at sydney.edu.au<mailto:gerard.goggin at sydney.edu.au>

Gerard Goggin
ARC Future Fellow
Professor of Media and Communications
Department of Media and Communications
University of Sydney

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