Disability and Rehabilitation
Disability -- disability studies, Intersectional theory
Purpose: Disability and ableism exist within a societal context that does not ignore the many facets of a person’s identity, however often our disability research does not recognize how experiences vary based on the intersecting identities individuals hold. This article utilizes Intersectionality, Dis/ability Critical Race Studies (DisCrit), and Disability Justice to identify ways for rehabilitation researchers to adapt their research practices for maximum inclusivity and representation.
Materials and Methods: Using these three frameworks, we have developed a call to action including recommendations for rehabilitation researchers to consider as they design and implement research projects.
Results: Incorporating these frameworks provides an opportunity to reimagine current research practices
Conclusions: An accessible approach can help researchers better understand and report on the nuances of intersecting identities on the lives of disabled people.
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Toni Saia, Rana Yaghmaian, Rachel Cuesta, Carlyn Mueller & Roxanna N. Pebdani (2023): A call to action for disability and rehabilitation research using a DisCrit and Disability Justice framework, Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2023.2242780