[Blindmath] Survey

Justin Salisbury PRESIDENT at alumni.ecu.edu
Thu Mar 7 20:10:27 CST 2013


We are a team of researchers at the University of Washington
conducting a survey on the use of cameras and tactile graphics by
people who are blind or have low vision.   This survey will inform the
design of a smartphone application that provides feedback to aid users
scanning QR codes (barcodes that encode textual information). It is
part of a larger project to convert textbook graphics into a tactile
graphics with embedded QR codes for the text labels.  The goal of this
survey is to determine how cameras and tactile graphics are currently
used by blind and low vision adults, and what types of feedback are
most helpful in guiding users to scan the QR codes that are placed on
the graphics.

This survey is intended to be completed by adults 18 and over who
identify as low vision or blind. If you complete the survey and
provide contact information, you will be entered in a lottery to win
one of multiple $25 Amazon gift cards. We would appreciate it if you
would forward this on to people who might have valuable input.

If you would be willing to fill out the survey, which should take
15-20 minutes, please follow the link below:


Catherine Baker, Graduate Student at the University of Washington
Lauren Milne, Graduate Student at the University of Washington

You may contact Professor Richard Ladner at (206) 543-9347 if you have
any questions or if you want to learn more about this research. You
may also contact the University of Washington Human Subjects Division
at (206) 543-0098 if you have any questions about your rights as a

Cindy Bennett
Secretary: National Association of Blind Students
Legislative Coordinator: National Federation of the Blind of Washington

B.A. Psychology, UNC Wilmington
clb5590 at gmail.com

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