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Examining the Impact of Knowledge Mobilization Strategies to Inform Urban Stakeholders on Accessibility: A Mixed-Methods study

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Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Rehabilitation Research Program, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9, Canada
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Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3, Canada
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ICORD Research Centre, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada
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Current address: Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1561; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051561
Received: 13 January 2020 / Revised: 18 February 2020 / Accepted: 24 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
Urban areas offer many opportunities for people with disabilities, but limited accessibility may prevent their full engagement in society. It has been recommended that the experience-based perspective of people with disabilities should be an integral part of the discussion on urban accessibility, complementing other stakeholder expertise to facilitate the design of more inclusive environments. The goals of this mixed-method study were to develop knowledge mobilization (KM) strategies to share experience-based findings on accessibility and evaluate their impact for various urban stakeholders. Using a participatory approach, various KM strategies were developed including videos, a photo exhibit and an interactive game. These strategies were evaluated based on various impact indicators such as reach, usefulness, partnerships and practice changes, using quantitative and qualitative methods. The findings suggested that the KM strategies were effective in raising the awareness of various urban stakeholders and providing information and guidance to urban planning practices related to accessibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: disability; urban; accessibility; participatory research; knowledge translation; evaluation disability; urban; accessibility; participatory research; knowledge translation; evaluation
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Labbé, D.; Mahmood, A.; Miller, W.C.; Mortenson, W.B. Examining the Impact of Knowledge Mobilization Strategies to Inform Urban Stakeholders on Accessibility: A Mixed-Methods study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1561.

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