[Colorado-talk] Blind PhD student needs your help

Jessica Beecham jbbeecham at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 20:07:55 UTC 2019

My name is Bhoomika Bhagchandani and I am a doctoral student in the
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University
working under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Kassing. I am conducting a
research study to examine the air travel experiences of individuals
who are blind and visually impaired.

I am looking for participants who will partake in semi-structured,
audio-recorded interviews which will take approximately 45-60 minutes.
All recordings will be maintained as password protected digital files
that will be kept on the university server. They will be kept for
three (3) years, after which time recordings will be erased.

To qualify for this study, you must:

-       Be 18 years or older
-       Have a visual acuity of 20/200 (or less) in the better eye; and/or
visual field of 20 degrees (or less); and/or have a visual impairment
that necessitates the use of special assistance services during air
-       Travel independently at least once a year without a caregiver
or companion
-       Use special assistance services during air travel

All participants who complete the interview will have the opportunity
to enter a drawing to win one $100 Target gift card or one of two $50
amazon gift cards. There is no other
monetary benefit or other type of compensation for participating in
the study. Risks associated with participation in this project are
minimal. Potential benefits include voicing air travel experiences,
potentially improving special assistance services, and changing
policy-making procedures for services related to air travel for
travelers with vision disabilities.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. If you would like to
participate, or if you have any questions concerning the study, please
contact me at bbhagcha at asu.edu or 602-317-2337.

Thank you,
Bhoomika Bhagchandani, M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate
Arizona State University

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