[Nfbc-info] Survey on Accessibility Barriers

Shaun Kane skane at uw.edu
Tue Aug 17 09:37:36 UTC 2010

I have been asked to circulate the following:

David Andrews

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 >> student survey: help with university of washington accessibility research
 >> Hello,
 >> My name is Shaun Kane, and I'm a doctoral student at the University of
 >> Washington in Seattle, WA. Our research group, the AIM Research Group
 >> (http://depts.washington.edu/aimgroup) is working to develop new tools
 >> to improve the accessibility of computers and other technologies for
 >> blind and visually impaired people.
 >> We are currently conducting research to remove accessibility barriers
 >> in schools, especially for group classroom activities. To help with
 >> this research, we are currently conducting a survey to understand
 >> current accessibility problems in classrooms for blind and visually
 >> impaired people.
 >> This survey is for current college students or people who attended
 >> college courses within the last 5 years, who are blind or visually
 >> impaired. You must be 18 or over to complete this survey.
 >> The survey is available over the web at http://bit.ly/classroomsurvey
 >> . The survey should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete,
 >> and is anonymous.
 >> Whether or not you complete this survey, we would appreciate it if you
 >> could pass this announcement on to anyone who might wish to complete
 >> it. This research will help us to develop new tools and technologies
 >> to improve accessibility in school and classroom settings.
 >> If you experience any problems with the survey, or if you have any
 >> questions about the research in general, please contact me, Shaun
 >> Kane, by email at skane at uw.edu or by phone at 206-923-8306.
 >> Thank you for your time.
 >> Sincerely,
 >> Shaun Kane
 >> PhD Candidate
 >> The Information School
 >> University of Washington
 >> skane at uw.edu
 >> http://students.washington.edu/skane
 >> Phone: 206-923-8306

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