The Dignity Project

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The Dignity Project is presented by The Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience, Gold Coast Hopsital Collaborative Grant Foundation, and multiple Queensland Government Departments and Offices.

The Dignity Project is a research and community building agenda aimed at disrupting stereotypes and breaking through barriers that people with disabilities experience everyday. Whether overt or covert, deliberate or unconscious, these barriers lead to undignified treatment and exclusion. The Dignity Project wants to inform disability reform for the future and will learn from the past and stories that would otherwise remain unheard. Through stories, we can illuminate future possibilities, but also pathways that should never again be travelled.

Using a novel approach to Citizen Science, The Dignity Project Team is made up of people with disability and people without. At the intersection between human experience of disability and science, The Dignity Project uses a digital engagement and analysis platform, where people with disabilities can share, reinterpret, and analyse their collective experiences. It also features citizens and researchers co-designing service and system innovations for the future.

The Dignity Project has been feautred on ABC TV's Reframe documentary series in 2021  and on The Centre for Inclusive Designs, "With, Not For" podcast. The Dignity Project was also selected as a finalist for the Elevate+ Impact Accelerator 2021.

To help The Dignity Project uncover the meaning of dignity for people with disability, we invite you to share your stories and experiences with dignified and undignified treatment. To join our community space, the Community Hub, please click on the button below that says "Join the Community Hub". If you are already an approved member of the Community Hub, please click on the button below for direct access to the 'Community Hub Member Access'.





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