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September 30, 2021

Participants Needed for a Clothing Research Study

Title of Study: Creating affordable adaptive garments by extending the clothing lifecycle. George Brown College

Your input is needed for a research study on the clothing needs of persons with limited mobility. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete an interview on your clothing and dressing needs.

The study will take place in two phases.

In Phase one, researchers will interview you on your clothing needs. The interview will take place virtually and last for one hour. Interview dates will be in July/August/September/October 2021.

In Phase two you will be asked to participate in a focus group with ten other participants to provide feedback on the clothing created. This phase will take place in April/May/June 2022 at the Pegasus Community Project site for two and a half hours.

The data collected from your response will be used in creating affordable adaptive clothing which will be retailed in the Pegasus Shoppe. Your feedback can help benefit future affordable adaptive clothing designs.

You are eligible if:

  • You have a physical congenital disability or a contracted disability in your upper or lower extremities that limits mobility.
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • Are able to understand English (a caregiver’s assistance may be used to complete the questionnaire).
  • Residing in the GTA
  • Have access to email

An honorarium will be offered as appreciation of your time after Phase two.

To learn more please contact mshahani@georgebrown.ca clyons@pegasustoronto.ca or call 416-415-5000 Ext. 6258

Principal Investigator Milan Shahani, George Brown College