Participation in Physical Recreational Activities; Motivators and Barriers for individuals with Disa

The Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University at Buffalo invites individuals 18 years of age or older with a disability to participate in a research survey to identify motivators and barriers to participation in physical recreational activities. Additionally, we are interested in how individuals discover recreational opportunities. This information is important for developing and promoting physical recreational opportunities that are well suited to individuals with disabilities.

Why have I been selected to participate?

We seek responses from individuals 18 years of age or older with a disability to inform us about motivators and barriers for participation in physical recreational activities.


What does my participation in the research involve?

You will complete an anonymous survey that takes no more than 15 minutes.


Is there any risk or discomfort?

There is no significant risk associated with participating in this study. Your identity will not be recorded when completing the survey.


What are the benefits to me for participating in this study?

There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this study. However, organizations may be able to use the information to make physical recreational activities more accessible.


What are the costs and compensation for participating in this study?

There is no cost or compensation associated with this survey.


What if I have a question or complaint?

Any questions or concerns that you may have about the study can be answered Jeanne Langan at You may also contacticipating in this study? the research participant advocate at 716-888-4845 or

If you choose to be part of the survey*, please respond within three weeks. Your participation is voluntary and information provided is anonymous. You may decline to answer any question of the survey.


*A decision to complete and return the survey implies your informed consent and voluntary participation in this study. Please do not write your name or identifying information in the survey text boxes.