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Mill Hill Theatre, Dundrum

Arts and Disability Research call for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing

Posted: 27 November, 2015

Date: Tuesday February 3rd
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Tea/coffee and refreshments will be provided.
If you meet the criteria and are free to take part at the time and date above, please contact Roisin O Grady on: rogrady@dlrcoco.ie

This research is being undertaken jointly by the dlr/ HSE Arts and Health Partnership, Arts & Disability Ireland and dlr Social Inclusion Office. The purpose is to find out what experiences people with different disabilities within the county have of engaging with arts and culture as audience members.

We have identified three kinds of disability for the purposes of the research; people who are deaf/ hard of hearing, people who are blind/ visually impaired, people who have intellectual disabilities. We are now recruiting participants for a focus group of people who are deaf/ hard of hearing. It will occur just once, will last about 90 minutes and will be facilitated by our researcher, Carmel Grogan.

We will be discussing:

  1. What kinds of arts and culture people in the group are interested in
  2. What their experiences have been in attending events
  3. How they find out about arts and cultural events that are taking place

Would you be interested in taking part in our focus group of people who are deaf/ hard of hearing? – Below are the criteria we would like the participants to meet in order to participate:

Criteria for participants:

  1. Have one of the disabilities outlined
  2. Living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area for the last 3 years or more
  3. Interested in arts and culture, be it ‘very interested’ or ‘somewhat interested’
  4. Not involved professionally in arts and culture
  5. Have attended arts & culture events in the DLR area in the past 2 years (may also have attended outside, but preferably that they have attended in DLR also)
  6. Self-select what to attend – they make their own decisions on what/where to attend and do not just go along to accompany others.
  7. Mixture of males and females
  8. All respondents must be over 18 years of age

We know that it is important for us to gain an insight into how people with different disabilities in our county experience the arts. Hopefully this research will bring some of that to light.

The Arts

dlr Social Inclusion Office
HSE Arts and Health Partnership

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