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Stage 1 - Complete

Note - this page is from Stage 1 of the project. Stage 1 is now complete.


Have a Chat

We want to find out how we can better plan communities to be inclusive of people with disabilities and/or chronic illness. 

A chat is an interview with a researcher. Have a chat with Dr. Lisa Stafford to tell your story about what inclusive community means to you.

Who is it for?

Community members.

We are interested in hearing from people with disabilities and/or chronic illness, local council staff, local community organisations, local businesses, planners/ architects/developers and other general community members.

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Gympie Regional Council Logo

Everyone who lives, works or studies in the Clarence City Council and the Greater Hobart area or Gympie Regional Council area

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People 9 years and over (if under 18, you will need parent/guardian consent)

Having a chat...

1. Before...

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Please read the participant information sheet before having a chat. Click on the button below to download the participant information sheet.

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2. Decide if you want to have a chat


If you would like to have a chat, contact us.

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 03 6226 2143

We will arrange a time to have a chat.

3. Your Consent

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Before the chat, we ask for your consent. The consent asks if you have read the participant information sheet and if you understand what is involved. This is giving your consent to participate.

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4. Having the Chat


The chat can be over the phone, video-call or face-to-face.

With your okay, we will record what you tell us. Only your voice will be recorded in a video call.

In the chat you will be asked 4 questions.

1. What makes an inclusive community?

2. What helps make communities inclusive for people with disabilities?

3. What does not help make communities inclusive for people with disabilities?

4. Your ideas to make communities better.

The chat can be 1:1 with the interviewer or in a group. You can choose.

1:1 Chat

Two people sitting together, the interviewer and the interviewee.

Group Chat

Four people sitting in a group, one person is ther interviewer, three people are being interviewed.
Researcher and participant talking over the phone

If you have any questions please contact us.

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