Are you interested in seeing how children’s literature portray disabilities?

Do you self-identify as an individual with a disability?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are interested in hearing from individuals about how stories and characters in children’s picture books address issues related to disabilities.

As part of the study, individuals who meet the inclusionary criteria will be asked to read three children’s picture books online and provide written responses on an online questionnaire. All study activities will take place online at times convenient to you and can be completed all at once or across multiple sessions. Reading and responding to a book will take about 30 minutes of time (90 minutes total). All identifying information collected during the study will be deleted at the end of data collection. Please be aware that your participation is completely voluntary, and your responses will be confidential.

To show our appreciation for your time and contribution to research, after completing all your responses to each of the three books on the online questionnaire, you will receive a $60 electronic gift card. Up to 20 individuals will participate in the study.

Individuals are eligible for this study if they are:

  1. 18 years old or older
  2. Identifying as an individual with a disability
  3. Able to read in English

If you are interested and believe you are eligible to participate in this study, please fill out the screening survey. This screening survey will help us determine if you are eligible to participate. If you are found eligible to participate in this research study, you will be contacted via email within two days of filling out the survey.

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