The NIDRR funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes at the Center for Rehabilitation Outcome Research will host a webinar on enhancing accessible outcomes measurement for people with disabilities on September 29th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST. During this webinar, presenters will discuss the importance of accessible measures and describe an approach to evaluate and enhance the development of accessible outcome measures. Presentations draw from the project’s experience in three large scale instrument development projects. Register for this webinar at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8QDW5NG, Registration is free, but space is limited.
Description: There is increasing emphasis in disability and rehabilitation research and practice on the use of outcomes measures to promote clinical decision making, evaluate treatment effectiveness, and determine service allocation. Design features of many standardized outcome assessments pose barriers for users with disabilities and can compromise the validity and interpretability of the derived scores. During this Webinar, we will discuss the importance of accessible measures and describe an approach to evaluate and enhance the development of accessible outcome measures. We will draw from our experience in three large scale instrument development projects.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe how factors at the human-computer interaction create barriers to outcomes assessment for people with disabilities.
- Discuss how inaccessible measurement compromises the validity, reliability and interpretability of outcome measures.
- Identify strategies evaluate and enhance accessibility of outcome measurement systems.
Cost: Free (First come first serve)
About the Speakers: Susan Magasi, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Her research emphasis is on healthcare access and equity for people with disabilities, including access to measurement technologies and assessment systems. Mark Harniss PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. His research focuses on the design, development, usability, and effectiveness of instructional and assistive technologies, knowledge translation and implementation science and accessible measurement. Both have served as a co-investigators and co-chairs of the Accessibility Committees for several major NIH-funded instrument development initiatives including the NIH Toolbox Assessment for Neurological and Behavioral Function and the National Children’s Study.