FIRAH's Call for Projects 2015

The International Foundation of Applied Disability Research opens its 6th call for projects. 


FIRAH only supports applied research project:


Applied research is research, adhering to its rules:  it is important here to observe a situation and setting a goal in relation with the improvement of the living conditions of persons with disabilities. The parameters for success of the research must be specified and able to be evaluated. 


For this 2015 Call for projects, Firah wishes to put forward the 5 following thematics, whether these recommendations were implemented will be a key factor in the final selection :


  • 1.Access to education for children and youngsters with disabilities from preschool to higher education.
  • 2.Caregiver support (family, informal or natural caregivers), especially:


- concerning economic, professional and others arrangements in order to enable them to juggle with their actions of caregiver and their social and professional lives.
- The advice and training of parents for supporting their disabled child during the early childhood period.


  • 3.Mobility, as it constitutes a cross-cutting aspect to encourage the social participation of all people with disabilities (going to school, to work, access shops, cultural and leisure locations...)
  • 4.Access to healthcare for people with disabilities
  • 5.Ageing persons with disabilities.


For more information, please visit the Call for Projects 2015 page on FIRAH's website.

Society for disabilities studies 28th annual meeting

Society for disabilities studies 28th annual meeting 

2015, 10th/13th June - Atlanta


The Society for disability studies organizes its 28th annual meeting by celebrating the 25th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On this occasion, the programm committee invites to consider the multiple and significant possibilities at the intersections of disability and getting right/s.
Several items are proposed : ADA legacy, communities/identities, critical design and technology studies, power and privilege, professional development and transnational research in health sciences and disability studies.


Focus on the item: Translational Research in Health Sciences and Disability Studies
Translational research refers to research that translates between disciplines, and from basic research to applied research and to practice, the goals of this strand are: (1) to demonstrate how disability studies theory contributes to the conception of health sciences research and practice; (2) to provide best practice examples of disability studies translational research and practice; and (3) to mentor a new generation of federally funded disability studies researchers and practitioners. We particularly welcome submissions from clinicians/clinical researchers close to disability (whether disabled or not) who are interested in cutting edge disability studies perspectives.


Get more information about this meeting.

The 6th international Conference on Disabilities

6th international conference on disabilities


The 6th International Conference on Disabilities will take place in Tel Aviv, from 6th to 8th of July 2015.

This conference will focus on the topic "Unity and diversity on action".  

This event is a unique opportunity for academic, medical and community professionals, researchers, policy makers, service providers, people with disabilities, and family members, to meet with colleagues from around the world and take part in the latest state-of-the-art knowledge, research and practice in the field of disabilities.


More information about the 6th International Conference on Disabilities

New Research on the Resource Center !

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Enabler report: the development of screening tool and distance travelled measure for employment services for blind and partially sighted people

Paul Lynch, Alex Saunders, Douglas Graeme

Blind and partially sighted people are significantly less likely to be in paid employment than the general population or other disabled people. Only one in three registered blind and partially sighted people of working age is in paid employment. They are nearly five times more likely than the general population to have had no paid work for five years. Blind and partially sighted people need specialist support on their journey towards employment. In addition to more common barriers, such as long term unemployment or low literacy and numeracy levels, blind and partially sighted job seekers have specific needs related to their sight loss.


Read more information about this research.

Habitat pour une société inclusive
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Fin 2011, le projet "Habitat pour une société inclusive" était sélectionné au terme de l'Appel à Projet de la FIRAH. 


Un habitat dans un société inclusive, c'est un logement qui par son environnement soigneusement étudié, permet à toute personne d'avoir une vie citoyenne, de bénéficier de services, loisirs, transports, d'un accès à la vie professionnelle.


A l'occasion du salon des maires et des collectivités, Dominique Argoud, chercheur à l'Université de Créteil et les représentants de l'APF de Picardie présenteront les résultats de cette recherche.

Les bailleurs, les communes et les propriétaires ont dorénavant la possibilité d'élaborer des repères pour construire un environnement inclusif. 


Le Salon des maires et des collectivités, le mercredi 26 novembre, au Parc Expos de Paris, Porte de Versailles, Pavillon 5.1, salle Amérique. 


Pour découvrir la recherche, habitat pour une société inclusive

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