[Nfbmo] [bana-announce] Research Participants Needed for NUBS Evaluation

Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org Kim.Charlson at Perkins.org
Sun Jun 21 18:55:48 UTC 2009

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA), in response to consumer
requests, is conducting an evaluation of the Nemeth Uniform Braille System
(NUBS) at major conferences this year including the NFB and ACB conventions,
the Getting in Touch with Literacy conference, and the fall NBA 
meeting. NUBS is an experimental code designed to include literary, 
math, and scientific information, combining all three codes into one 
unified system.

As an initial phase of this evaluation, BANA is recruiting interested 
Braille readers who will be attending consumer conventions this 
summer, to participate in one or more aspects of the evaluation. BANA 
is looking for a broad representation of participants--readers of 
various ages, with different levels of braille reading experience, 
and both casual and professional users of braille.

At the conventions, selected individuals will take part in sessions 
examining the experimental code. Some individuals will be assigned to 
a group task, and others to a half-hour individual task. If an 
individual is not selected for the convention tasks, he or she will 
be welcome to participate in a later survey.

If you are interested in being considered as a participant in this phase,
please complete the online survey at www.brailleauthority.org/nubssurv.html.
 From all of the responses received BANA will create participant groups of
similar size.

If you are interested in attending sessions this fall at either Getting in
Touch with Literacy or the fall NBA conference, watch for an 
announcement from BANA later this summer with information on how to volunteer.

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