The TARP Research Team is fully committed to making our engagement accessible to all. We strive to ensure our methods are fully accessible and welcoming to everyone and are open to receiving feedback and suggestions on how to continue to improve.
For our engagements, we are taking the following measures:
- Actively asking participants in advance of the session if they have any needs that require accommodation;
- Responding to each request for accessibility accommodations and meeting those needs;
- Ensuring that the locations for the engagement sessions are accessible;
- Making our materials available in accessible formats, as needed;
- Welcoming and making available support workers, assistive devices and support animals; and,
- Ensuring all members of the project team are educated about and committed to removing barriers.
Some measures we have gone ahead and identified include but are not limited to:
- Those interested in participating in the engagements will be able to be assisted in their registration. Interested participants are able to sign up online, in person or by the phone.
- We will be providing verbal and visual prompts during the engagements
- Those with hearing impairments joining virtual sessions are able to turn on the closed captioning function within Zoom. We will do our best to provide sign interpreters upon request.
- Surveys are being completed with aides to support those with visual, technology or literacy challenges, and to provide clarity to interpretation of questions.
- Surveys are being made available in-person at various service locations, in the field through mobile devices, and over the phone.