Our voices, our impact

Wave 3 KEDS will build on previous success by recruiting actors with ID to develop DVD and on-line resources comprising scenes that illustrate key IDS-TILDA wave 3 findings. Feedback from wave 3 indicates that participants would like to receive the findings in DVD format and IDS-TILDA wishes to respond to the specific dissemination needs of the population involved in the research. Participants will redesign the IDS-TILDA newsletter, in circulation for 10 years as a core element of our keeping in touch strategy, to further support this dissemination and provide equally accessible project updates between data collection waves, with content and style desired by participants. Accessibility of the entire study is crucial to participant involvement as over 80% of participants have literacy and numeracy problems.

This project will take an approach inclusive of people with ID and will ensure that participants have access to the research findings in a format that is accessible and understandable to them. With this knowledge, people with ID have increased opportunities to effect change in their own lives with improved accessibility of the current newsletter ensuring participants also may access the most up-to-date project information in a timely and continuous manner.

The proposed KEDS project targets people with an intellectual disability, many of whom encounter literacy challenges. Access to the IDS-TILDA evidence base is empowering and informative for individuals with ID, and provides opportunities to reflect on individual health practices and tools to support advocacy for better services and practice.


Award Date
28 September 2017
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Professor Mary McCarron
Host Institution
Trinity College Dublin
Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme