[Ohio-talk] Fwd: APRIL Members: Please help circulate: Rural Safety and Resilience Study

Barbara Pierce barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 12:03:39 UTC 2019

This researcher is a member of the NFB. If anyone can help her, it would be a good thing to do.

Barbara Pierce, President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com

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> On Jun 11, 2019, at 7:18 AM, Jordy Stringer via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Greetings all, I hope this message finds everyone doing well. I don’t typically share these types of postings, but I saw this research project and was struck by the fact that the principal investigator is herself blind. Please read below for the announcement and research opportunity.
> Jordy D. Stringer
> Executive Director, Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living 
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "APRIL Listserv" <Elissa at april-rural.org>
>> Date: June 10, 2019 at 3:33:56 PM EDT
>> To: "APRIL Listserv" <Elissa at april-rural.org>
>> Subject: APRIL Members: Please help circulate: Rural Safety and Resilience Study
>> This email is not checked remotely. 
>> If you need immediate assistance please email Elissa Ellis at april-elissa at sbcglobal.net
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Hello,
>> My name is Kimberly Aguillard. I am a blind doctoral candidate, recruiting participants for my dissertation on women with disabilities' experiences of violence in rural communities. I’m reaching out to you to request help reaching women with disabilities in rural areas. I have attached my study announcement. I am self-identifying as a blind researcher when I share the study announcement. I am happy to speak with you over the phone to answer any questions, and provide more detail.
>> I would appreciate if you could post this study announcement, and I am also interested in discussing the best avenues I can follow up on to reach women in rural communities.
>> Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks in advance for your help reaching this under-served population.
>> Best,
>> Kimberly
>> The Rural, Safety, and Resilience Study
>> Volunteers Needed for Research Study
>> Women with Disabilities Needed as Volunteers for
>> "The Rural Safety and Resilience Study" (The RSRS)
>> You qualify to participate if:
>> You are at least 21 years old  
>> You experienced abuse or violence at least one or more years ago while living outside a major metropolitan area. Abuse includes physical, sexual, or emotional threats to your personal safety
>> You had the disability before the experience of violence
>> Your disability makes a difference in how you see, hear, learn, understand, or move around
>> This study involves an interview to gather information about women with disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse, while living outside a major metropolitan community. The goal of this research is to learn more about how women with disabilities who have experienced violence learn about, select, and access help when they live outside a major urban area. This research will also highlight strategies women with disabilities use to keep going, or build resilience. Information from interviews will help create awareness of this problem, and will lead to important recommendations for organizations that provide services to other survivors with disabilities.
>> You will receive a small payment for your time and participation in this study.
>> Please call or text Kimberly Aguillard (Principal Investigator) at (713) 487-7640 or email her at Kimberly.aguillard at uth.tmc.edu  to learn more. Please write RSRS in the subject line.
>> This research study has the approval of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Institutional Review Board
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