Research Tools

Disability-related policy research requires a number of special tools to ensure its success.  The CDPA has developed methods and approaches to facilitate policy-relevant research related to disability studies.  We offer these to interested scholars:

Tool box with tools in it

  1. The Disability Policy Lens – a 9-step process for analysing policy related to disability issues’
  2. The Learning Collaborative methodology – a research approach that optimizes the contribution of academic, consumer and policy partners
  3. The Disability Timeline – an interactive history of disability policy in Canada
  4. Accessibility Measures – five measurement tools to assess accessibility, including physical, attitudinal, informational and systemic accessibility.