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UCD CDS hosts seminar on Local Access Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities

The UCD Centre for Disability Studies in conjunction with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and the UCD Geary Institute co-hosted a seminar by Prof Charles E. Drum, Oregon Health & Science University on November 16th 2017. “Addressing Local Access Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities with the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI ): From Practice-Based Evidence to Knowledge Translation Research”. Prof Charles Drum’s presentation detailed evidenced-based grassroots community coalition process called the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) which aims to identify local access barriers experienced by persons with disabilities through a process of Town Hall Meetings for persons with disabilities, families, and other caregivers. Delegates discussed the possibilities of introducing this type of collaborative work within the Irish context