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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Pilot study "Förderung der Barrierefreiheit bei der Datenerhebung von Arbeitsbedingungen"("Promoting accessibility in the collection of data on working conditions")

03/01/2023 - 02/28/2025

Research project on accessible questioning

Accessible survey

Currently, there is hardly any information on the specific work situation of people with disabilities. One of the reasons for this is the lack of representative survey data in Germany that comprehensively covers disabilities, working conditions, company conditions and indicators of well-being.

To improve the data situation, it is important, on the one hand, to create a questionnaire that covers the relevant aspects of the work situation of people with disability(ies) and, on the other hand, to use a "accessible" survey concept that reaches as many groups of people with disabilities as possible. In order to depict their heterogeneous diversity with regard to the type of disability, but also the work situation, it is necessary to specifically generate appropriate additional samples and to reduce communication barriers in the context of surveys.

With this in mind, a concept for an accessible and representative quantitative survey will be developed in the pilot study. On this basis, a comprehensive data and information basis can be created in the future, which depicts the work situation of people with disabilities on the primary labor market.

The project has a two-stage approach. In the first step, the concept will be developed. The aim is to work out how the work situation of people with disabilities can be recorded by using a standardized survey. This includes the development of an adequate sampling concept. To complete the first step, the development of an accessible questionnaire as well as the identification of accessible survey methods is necessary. In the second step, the concept evaluation sould be adapted and tested to the questionnaire and the survey methods.

Further information on the pilot study is available at

Project funded by the European Union - NextGenerationEU