[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: [nfbwnews] Fw: [DS-HUM] Digital Literacy and Blindness Research Study

Michael Hingson info at michaelhingson.com
Wed Mar 6 01:23:23 UTC 2013

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Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 04:56 PM
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Subject: [nfbwnews] Fw: [DS-HUM] Digital Literacy and Blindness Research

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From: "Melissa Helquist" <Melissa.Helquist at SLCC.EDU>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 4:10 PM
Subject: [DS-HUM] Digital Literacy and Blindness Research Study

My name is Melissa Helquist, a PhD Candidate from the Department of English
at Texas Tech University (and Associate Professor at Salt Lake Community
College).  I am recruiting participants for a dissertation study about how
individuals with low vision or blindness read, write, listen to texts, and
use the Internet.

Participants in this dissertation study will be asked to share their
experiences in a voluntary one-hour interview by phone or in person. They
may be invited to participate in additional interviews and observations.
Participants should be 18 or older and either blind or low vision.

Participation in this study will be confidential. Before participating in
the study, participants will receive detailed information about the study
and information about protection for participants.

Dr. Sean Zdenek  (806-392-6696; sean.zdenek.ttu.edu) or Melissa Helquist
(801-875-1281; melissa.helquist at ttu.edu) can answer any questions you have
about the study. You can also ask the IRB Coordinator of the Texas Tech
University Institutional Review Board. Call (806) 742‐3905 or contact the
Texas Tech University Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human

Subjects, Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, Texas 79409.

You can find out more information about the study by visiting
Study information is also available in braille. Please contact me if you
would like the braille materials.

Melissa Helquist, PhD Candidate, melissa.helquist at ttu.edu
Dr. Sean Zdenek, Associate Professor, sean.zdenek at ttu.edu

Please share this study information with anyone who may be interested.

Melissa Helquist
Associate Professor, English Department
Salt Lake Community College
4600 S. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

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