[NFBOK-Talk] Research by NFB Member

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Thu Aug 25 17:01:30 UTC 2016


If you are a blind college student, Please consider participating in the
following research project.

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Robert L.
Morgan, Ph.D., and Sachin D. Pavithran, MS, in the Department of Special
Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. The purpose of this
research is to identify the barriers that blind and low vision college and
university students face when accessing online education courses.
Inaccessibility to online education is a problem for blind and low vision
college and university students. Your first-hand experience accessing online
education is valuable to understanding barriers and seeking solutions to
those barriers. The knowledge and perspective you share can positively
impact the accessibility of online education courses for blind and low
vision college and university students.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you need to meet the following
criteria: (a) be blind or have low vision; (b) be currently enrolled in a
two-year college or four-year university; (c) have ever been enrolled in an
online course at a college or university: (d) have used any assistive
technology devices to access the computer; (e) and be 18 years of age or

Your participation will involve taking part in a three-round survey that
will gather your thoughts about the accessibility of online education
courses. In the first round you will be asked to answer open-ended
questions. The second and third rounds will have multiple-choice questions.
This study will be conducted over a period of two months. You will have 10
days to complete and return each of the surveys. You will have control over
the place and time that you complete the three surveys.

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary and research
records will be kept confidential.
For your participation in this research study, you will be entered into a
drawing for one of three $100 prepaid Visa cards. Your email address will be
necessary for contacting the winners and for emailing links to the second
and third survey rounds. Your email will be kept confidential and not used
for study purposes. You must complete all three survey rounds to be eligible
to enter the drawing.

If you would like to participate in the study, please email Sachin Pavithran
at sachin.pavithran at usu.edu <mailto:sachin.pavithran at usu.edu>  by Friday,
September 9, 2016 and link to the first round of the survey will be sent to

Thank you!

Sachin Pavithran
Policy Analyst / Director of UATP
Utah State University
6855 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut - 84322, U.S.A.

Work Phone : 1-(435)-797 6572
Email : sachin.pavithran at usu.edu <mailto:sachin.pavithran at usu.edu> 
Visit Us at: http://www.uatpat.org or http://www.cpdusu.org/

"You must become the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

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