This area of the expo includes multiple forms of media — such as magazines, videos, newspapers, and newsletters, from a wide variety of organizations and projects — that address issues surrounding disability.
Working with the Media
Dissemination is a key component of an effective knowledge translation plan. This section includes a compilation of resources – tools for working with the media, advice, examples, and more — that may help researchers work more effectively with the media.
Consumer Stories in the Media
A powerful story can be influential, motivating, entertaining, educational and much more. With this area of the expo people with a variety of disabilities share their stories.
Social Media and Disability
Many NIDRR grantees have a strong presence on social media. Here, we highlight research projects, advocacy organizations, and other influential and popular individuals on a variety of social media platforms.
KT at NIDRR
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has adopted the conceptual framework of KT to help guide its effort to promote the effective use of research findings. KT in the NIDRR context refers to a multidimensional, active process of ensuring that new knowledge and products gained via research and development reach practitioners, employers, policy makers, and individuals with disabilities; are understood by these audiences.
The ability to engage and involve people with disabilities in the scientific process is vital to the long-term goals of both researchers and consumers. This expo area highlights potential avenues for delivery of information and links to groups that help to involve consumers in the formulating of knowledge.
KT Theories & Frameworks
This area highlights relevant projects, models, frameworks, theories and other valuable resources in the area of knowledge translation. These resources vary from YouTube videos to journal articles and tools and may cover a wide variety of KT strategies and topics.
This area of the expo will feature the Center on KTDRR and some of its resources designed to provide information to NIDRR grantees and interested members of the public about a wide spectrum of knowledge translation and evidence-based content.
Quality Evidence, Production, Grading and Reporting
These featured links relate to producing, grading, and reporting of knowledge translation projects. What are the best methods for evaluating research evidence? Here are a few helpful resources for grantees that are nearing the end of their grant cycles as well as those starting to plan their next project.
Whether in policy, commercial, medical or social scientific areas, application and implementation are important knowledge translation steps to consider. These links will give a few examples of areas where KT is being used to improve an area of practice or policy through rigorous scientific research.
This section of the Expo features files used in the 2014 KT Conference. Presentation documents will be linked as PDFs. Any additional documents will have the name of the associated speaker(s) and presentation titles.
Training, TA & other Resources
As a NIDRR grantee there exist many opportunities to receive free technical assistance through one of the KT centers. Also, annual conferences provide a great opportunity to network, stimulate new ideas, and improve your knowledge translation activities.