Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RISEWISE (RISEWISE -RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement)

Women with disabilities have more difficulties to find an employment and to integrate in social day life activities than men with disabilities. This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines, to enhance integration and involvement of this population in the society along several dimensions. The delimitation of the scope of the project to this sector of the population has several advantages. First, it is the first relevant study at a global scale that is performed in Europe on this collective. Second, it allows putting into practice and validating a novel social research method, with a strong multidisciplinary approach, with such a well delimited case study. novel potential research lines can be explored in different settings to assess their opportunity and feasibility. Fourth, it will show the impact that this collective may have on a sustainable growth in economy and society, from different respects, by empowering their capacities, so far undervalued. Fifth, it will establish a platform for cooperation among research groups and associations in EU that are aware of the situation of this collective, looking for their synergies. It is worth mentioning that advances on technologies and measures towards a stronger social engagement of disabled people have finally a positive impact also in the whole population as many examples show on how solutions have been transferred to the rest of society in fields such as computer interfaces, ergonomic solutions, etc.


Activities of Daily Living, Social Support, and Future Health of Older Americans
Bozo Özen, Özlem (Informa UK Limited, 2009-01-01)
The authors investigated the relation of activities of daily living (ADL) and social support satisfaction to illness status 10 years later among 4,870 married older adults in the Health and Retirement Study (F. Juster & R. Suzman, 1995). The authors tested the direct and indirect effects of 1992 ADL, as well as family and friends support satisfaction and spousal social support satisfaction on 2002 illness status. The hierarchical multiple regressions found, controlling for 1992 illness status, ADL protected...
Education of Exceptional Children and Youth
Özel, Claire Susanna(2010)
Through meetings with disabled people, students revise assumptions about attitudes and behaviours, and challenge prejudice, in order to design suitable alternatives through cooperation with disabled people. Personal perspectives on disability: experience and feelings. Public and media perception: facts and figures. Models of disability, myths and reality. Current sources of support, criteria and aims, good practice, reasonable adjustments…
Telling about something that you do not really know: blind people are talking about vision!
Koca-Atabey, Mujde; Öz, Bahar (2017-01-01)
In Turkey, the laws which define disability have become increasingly harsh, and require disabled people to be assessed in order to determine how disabled' they are. For blind people, as for other disabled people, these assessments have real consequences. This article aims to discuss an appealing piece that arose during a project, which has bearing on how disabled people tend to answer these questions. The participants are legally blind adults. We, as sighted researchers, asked totally blind individuals to d...
Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism, Adult Attachment, and Big Five Personality Traits
Ulu, Inci Pinar; Tezer, Esin (Informa UK Limited, 2010-01-01)
The author examined the role of anxiety and avoidance dimensions of attachment and Big Five personality traits in adaptive and maladaptive dimensions of perfectionism among 604 (377 male, 227 female) Turkish university students. The results of 2 separate multiple regression analyses yielded that adaptive perfectionism was significantly predicted by conscientiousness, openness, and extraversion. Maladaptive perfectionism was significantly predicted by the neuroticism, anxiety, and avoidance dimensions of att...
The attitudes of responsible local agencies towards disability
Gümüş Çağlayan, Deniz; Günay, Baykan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2008)
“New paradigm of disability” relates not only to persons but also to the environment they are living in. Therefore recent studies concentrate on the dynamic interplay of the persons and the environment, rather than rather than studying them as separate entities. This approach has revealed that disabled people become handicapped when they face with barriers restricting or impeding their activities in daily life. Physical, cultural and social barriers have been undertaken by many countries after substantial d...
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Z. Sümer, “Periodic Reporting for period 1 - RISEWISE (RISEWISE -RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement),” 2021. Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: