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Making the City of Melbourne more inclusive for youth with disability

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Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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The City of Melbourne needs your help to think of ways to make the city more inclusive and accessible for young people with disability.

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If you are aged between 8 to 17 years and are living with disability, we would like to invite you to attend a workshop hosted by the City of Melbourne. Your voice is important in telling us what makes it easy or difficult about travelling in and around the city.

If you agree to participate, you will attend a 3.5 hour workshop, where you will collaborate with other young people with disability about ways to make the City of Melbourne a more inclusive and accessible place.

Lunch will be provided, and you will receive a $50.00 gift card to thank you for your time and commitment to our workshop.

Further information, including venue Access Key, will be emailed to you when you register.

Please advise us of any dietary requirements, and specific accessibility requirements, by sending an email to vicfer@melbourne.vic.gov.au by Wednesday 19th February, 2020.

What is this research about?

This project aims to identify ways in which public spaces in the City of Melbourne can be more inclusive for youth with disability. The research is co-funded by the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Disability Institute, and University of Melbourne.

What will I be asked to do?

Should you agree to participate, you will be asked to come along to a workshop. The first part of the workshop involves producing statements that respond to a focus prompt (approximately 1 hour). Following a break for lunch, the second part involves sorting statements (collected from other participants) into groups, and rating statements on importance (approximately 1 hour). The total time will be approximately 3 and a half hours. The workshop will be held in the Supper Room, 3rd Floor Melbourne Town Hall

What are the possible benefits?

The findings of the project will help the City of Melbourne identify and prioritise the actions it needs to take in order to make the city more inclusive for youth with disability. Findings from the study will inform the City of Melbourne’s next Disability Action Plan.

What are the possible risks?

Discussing experiences of exclusion can at times be distressing. If you experience distress at any stage of the research, you can let Dr Jerome Rachele or Ms Vickie Feretopoulos know. They can then help connect you with another service that may be able to assist. You can also withdraw from the research at any time.

Do I have to take part?

No. Participation is completely voluntary. You are able to withdraw at any time.

Will I hear about the results of this project?

Participants may be contacted following the conclusion of data collection to assist with interpreting the study findings. The findings will be published in peer-reviewed academic journals, presented at academic conferences, published in a report through the City of Melbourne, and presented at a City of Melbourne seminar.

What will happen to information about me?

All data will be kept confidential. Data will be de-identified and only anonymous, aggregated data will be reported. Data will be retained for five years following publication of a report on the study findings, upon which it will be destroyed. Only the research team will have access to the data. There may be instances where this confidentiality may need to be breached. This is if any disclosures are made which cause the research team to have concern for your safety. The research team are mandated to report any such disclosures.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Dr Jerome Rachele at j.rachele@unimelb.edu.au.

Who can I contact if I have any concerns about the project?

This research project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of University of Melbourne. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this research project, which you do not wish to discuss with the research team, you should contact the Manager, Human Research Ethics, Research Ethics and Integrity, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010. Tel: +61 3 8344 2073 or Email: HumanEthics-complaints@unimelb.edu.au. All complaints will be treated confidentially. In any correspondence please provide the name of the research team or the name or ethics ID number of the research project.

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