- Interviewing Deaf People (4 of 4 videos)
Interviewing Deaf People?
For this research project, I will be meeting deaf people to talk about their experience of job discrimination. Examples of discrimination are: your job application was rejected because you are deaf or your boss refused to get interpreter for you at work.
I will be having one to one meetings and group meetings with deaf people between
Monday 6th March to Friday 10th March 2023.
The meeting will be on Zoom.
If you have experienced problems like discrimination at work or when looking for jobs because you are deaf, you can join. I will ask questions about your experience of work.
The meeting will be video recorded. After the meeting I will watch the recording and write down the interview on paper. I will then show you what I wrote down so you can tell me if it needs to be changed or not.
This meeting will be confidential. This means your real name will NOT be used. I will use a false name.
If you are interested in joining the meeting, please let me know which day suits you from Monday 6th March to Friday 10th March 2023.
You can contact me at the email address below or by using the IDS text number.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
- Will the information be confidential? (3 of 4 videos)
Will the information be confidential?
Yes. The information will be confidential. Names of deaf persons will be changed to keep the information confidential.
What will happen after the research is finished?
- The project will be finished by October 2023.
- The research information will be published in newspapers, journals and conference papers
- The information will be published in a report for the government.
- The project team will organise a conference at Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) in November 2023.
How can I find more information about the research?
You can find more information by sending a message or video message to firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is discrimination? (2 of 4 videos)
What is discrimination?
Discrimination is an unequal action against another person because of a disability (e.g. the person is deaf or uses sign language)
There are many examples of employment discrimination. Some examples from international research
- The employer rejects a job application because the person is deaf or uses sign language
- No sign language interpreter provided to attend a staff meeting
- A deaf person does not get promotion because he is deaf and cannot speak
- A job interviewer asks questions about a person’s ability to hear and speak
Discrimination against a deaf person because of a disability is against the law.
Have you experienced discrimination at work and/or when looking for jobs?
If your answer is yes, please let me know if would you be interested in getting involved in the project. You can contact me using the information under my name below.
What will happen to the research?
Deaf people will be invited to share their experience of employment discrimination in individual and group meetings. The meetings can be in person or through zoom. I will ask questions about your employment experience. The meeting will be video recorded.
- Breaking the Barriers: A study of deaf people’s experience of employment discrimination. (1 of 4 videos)
Breaking Down the Barriers – Research Project
A study of deaf people’s experience of employment discrimination
My name is Dr Noel O’Connell. I am the lead researcher working in partnership with Irish Deaf Society (IDS) on a research project called: Breaking Down the Barriers – Research Project: A study of deaf people’s experience of employment discrimination.
This project is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) and the Irish Deaf Society
What is the research about?
The research is about deaf people’s experience of discrimination at work and/or when looking for jobs.
International research found that the number of deaf people who experience discrimination in employment is very high.
This project will show if deaf people experience of employment discrimination in Ireland.