Best Practices in Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Individuals with Speech Disabilities

Participate in a study on Best Practices in Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Individuals with Speech Disabilities*

Our project aims at collecting and curating lived experiences from the employee’s perspective to inform a framework for identifying barriers, potential solutions, and best practices in employing people with speech disabilities.

To participate in this study, you need to be:

 Eligible to work in Canada

 At least 18 years old

 Comfortable communicating in English

 Identify as having a speech impairment, disorder or disability

 Working or have worked in either volunteer or paid competitive work (employee, contract, self-employed)

First, you will be invited to participate in a screening survey consisting of approximately ten quantitative questions on Qualtrics. This survey typically takes around 10-20 minutes to complete. If the screening results confirm your eligibility, you will be invited to take part in a 90-minute semi-structured interview session via Slack or Zoom, based on your preference. In appreciation of your time and expertise, once you have completed the semi-structured interview, you will receive a $100 honorarium. This study has been cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board B Clearance #107243.

Please follow the link below for more information: Letter of Information

You can contact the researchers for more details: Glenda Watson Hyatt:

Yi Luo:

*“A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice.” (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)