Project Revision

Researchers at the University of Guelph are inviting your input as part of the research project called “Disabilities and Livelihoods in Canada.” The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

The project aims to understand the various ways in Deaf people survive and thrive. In this specific phase of the project, called “Artistry Under the Table: Disabled Artists’ Livelihoods in Canada,” researchers are interested in gathering testimony from Deaf and disabled artists and non-artists about how they sustain themselves and secure the necessities of life in uncertain times.

Interviews will take 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Interviews would be arranged for a time convenient for your schedule. The interview can be done in person, depending on your location, by telephone, or by video conference call with an ASL interpreter present. You will be paid $90 for this interview.

Involvement in this interview is entirely voluntary. There are no known or anticipated risks to participation in this study. If you are interested in participating, your informed consent will be obtained before the interview, and you will not be identified in any reports or publications. All information you provide will be considered confidential. You may decline to answer any question you do not wish to answer. You may stop the interview at any time.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Chelsea Jones by email. Her email address is:

With your permission, the researchers will send you a Letter of Information and Informed Consent Form that describes the project in more details and provides contact information of the principal investigator and the University’s Research Ethics Board.

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants.

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