[Blindmath] [nfbcs] FW: [program-l] Survey about Barriers in CS Education

Amanda Lacy lacy925 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 22:35:08 UTC 2015

Again, is it okay if I go ahead and answer the survey? I will have my
CS degree in about a year, so I've already survived the hard parts.


On 7/3/15, Rasmussen, Lloyd via nfbcs via Blindmath
<blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> From: program-l-bounce at freelists.org
> [mailto:program-l-bounce at freelists.org] On Behalf Of Catherine Baker
> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:16 PM
> To: program-l at freelists.org
> Subject: [program-l] Survey about Barriers in CS Education
> Hello,
> I am a graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering at the
> University of Washington. My group is interested in creating tools to
> help blind programmers. In order to better understand the challenges
> faced by them, I am conducting a survey on the barriers encountered
> as they learned to program. We would also like to invite some
> participants to take part in follow-up interviews to expound upon
> their answers and get more details about the barriers they have
> faced. You will be able to indicate if you would be willing to
> participate in the follow-up interviews at the end of the survey.
> The survey is intended to be completed by adults who have completed
> an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field and
> used a screen reader while completing that degree. If you meet the
> criteria, are one of the first 100 people to complete the survey
> answering at least half the questions, and provide your information,
> you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Please note, responses deemed
> to be spam will not receive compensation. Those who are interviewed
> as a follow up to the survey will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. The
> survey should take approximately 15 minutes. The follow-up interview
> should take approximately an hour.
> Here is the link to the survey:
> https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/cmbaker/260612. The survey will
> close July 16.
> Please feel free to forward this to anyone else you know who may be
> interested in participating in our study.
> Sincerely,
> Catherine Baker
> Computer Science and Engineering
> University of Washington
> Paul Allen Center
> Seattle, WA 98195-2840
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