Support in development of disability survey questionnaire

Hi all.

I am asking for support in development of a survey questionnaire(s) for study on disabled people and access to education as one of the human rights. Please let me know if you have any relevant information that can be used in development of the survey.

The information below provides some highlights:
Components of the project:
1. A survey on the current situation of the education of people with disabilities in the project area
2. Production of survey report
3. Meetings with decision makers to share and discuss the recommendations of the survey
4. Implementation of training workshops on the rights of people with disabilities as human rights
5. Production of awareness package for raising the awareness of beneficiaries

Survey objectives
1. Get accurate information about the government role towards education of the people with disabilities (identification of a local model from each state)
2. Determining difficulties and challenges facing people with disabilities in accessing education at the national and the local levels
3. Identify the basic needs and priorities that will help in planning for provision of education for people with disabilities.
4. Urge the education authorities to prioritize education of people with disabilities as a human right
5. Development of a database about education of people with disabilities

Survey outputs
1. Accurate information and statistics on the current situation of people with disabilities in the field of education has been collected and analyzed.
2. The challenges and difficulties that prevent people with disabilities from education have been identified.
3. Sensitization of persons with disabilities and their families on their rights to education as other non-disabled is measured.
4. Current official procedures- by authorities and decision makers- in dealing with people with disabilities are identified.

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Comment by Rebekah Moras on August 4, 2016 at 1:01

Have you sent to the Society for Disability Studies listserv, or the DS-HUM listerv?

Comment by Angela Kohama on August 4, 2016 at 0:38

Hi Nuha, although they aren't education specific, the Washington Group Questionsare currently considered best practice to use to identify PWDs in surveys, especially in low-income settings. (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/washington_group/wg_questions.htm). In addition, this UNICEF article looks at data collection instruments around disability for children. (http://data.unicef.org/corecode/uploads/document6/uploaded_pdfs/cor...)

Comment by Rituu B Nanda on August 3, 2016 at 21:19

Response from Tahmina Rahman on email

As I am always working with gender, my document has gender and disability both perspective. Here is the guideline attached .
Comment by Nuha Mohamed Abdalla on August 3, 2016 at 14:18

Dear Edmore, can you send me a copy of the Disability manual?

Comment by Edmore M Dauramanzi on August 3, 2016 at 14:05

Thank you very much for the efforts of gathering information on PLWD (people living with disabilities). I was once involved in a national survey in Zimbabwe that had a Disability Module, when structuring the questionnaire, there is need to look at the type of disability, and the words surrounding disability (Impairment, Disability, Handicap), age when a PLWD starts school, highest level of education attained etc,,national health definitions on disability for instance one who uses spectacles to read may be grouped as disabled,,

Thank you

Comment by Nuha Mohamed Abdalla on August 3, 2016 at 10:51

Thanks a lot madhumita, I will put that in my consideration. But I am also interested in sharing questionnaires example to guide me

Comment by madhumita sarkar on August 3, 2016 at 10:30
Hi Nuha,
I was involved in a survey on disabilities in Lebanon, from my experience the following issues are important:
1. Different disabilities have different needs and accordingly strategies are different
2. Based on the culture of the region access to education is different for boys and girls
3. Existing support system within the homes
4 roles and responsibilities within the homes of boys and girls
5. Violence if any within the homes and its impact n people with disability
6. Violence in schools against people with disabilities
7. Challenges to access to education ...immediate and long term
8. Availability of counsellors in schools for parents and students

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