[Ohio-talk] Ohio-talk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 24

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Hi Dawn, here is  mine. wsloan4 at woh.rr.com
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Hello
I think I finally got my computer fixed where I can get on line now
Hey Eric from Toledo and richard Payne please send me your e mail address so
I can e mail you guys to get you all back into my computer and anyone else
who would like to keep in touch with me
Thank you dawn from Toledo

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Today's Topics:

   1. Announcement for students (Barbara Pierce)
   2. Seeking Students for Braille Study (David Andrews)
   3. Survey on Synthesized Speech and Audio Description (David Andrews)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:51:41 -0500
From: "Barbara Pierce" <bpierce at oberlin.net>
To: "'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'"
<ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Announcement for students
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This came from Mark Riccobono. Please pass it along to any students you know
and who you think might be interested in the information provided.



Seeking Students for Research Study







Students who are between the ages of 16 and 22 years who are Braille readers
and users of assistive technology are needed for a study. This study will
explore how you use both Braille and electronic information for classroom
work, and how you learned these literacy practices. The purpose of this
research will be to add to our understanding of the current role of both
hard-copy (paper) Braille and use of electronic access to information by
people who are blind from ages 16-22, and your attitudes and perceptions
about both Braille and technology. This information will inform how we
prepare pre-service teachers to instruct young Braille readers.







If you are interested in participating in this study or getting more
information, please contact me via email at  fmd22 at pitt.edu, by calling
412-521-5797, or by writing to me at:



Frances Mary D'Andrea



5513 Posvar Hall



University of Pittsburgh



Pittsburgh PA 15260







If you are under 18, you MUST have your parents' or guardians'

permission. A consent form will be send to you in braille or electronically
after you verify that you are:



1. between the ages of 16-22



2. a student enrolled in school



3. a braille reader



4. a user of electronic assistive technology devices, hardware, or software.



If you are under 18, your parents will also receive a consent form that must
be signed before you can participate.







Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest!



Frances Mary D'Andrea





Barbara Pierce

Braille Monitor

237 Oak Street

Oberlin, OH 44074

Phone/fax: 440-775-2216

 <mailto:bpierce at nfb.org> bpierce at nfb.org





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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:01:53 -0600
From: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Seeking Students for Braille Study
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[Flyer for Students: Announcement of Study]

Seeking Students for Research Study

Students who are between the ages of 16 and 22 years who are braille
readers and users of assistive technology are needed for a study.
This study will explore how you use both braille and electronic
information for classroom work, and how you learned these literacy
practices. The purpose of this research will be to add to our
understanding of the current role of both hard-copy (paper) braille
and use of electronic access to information by people who are blind
from ages 16-22, and your attitudes and perceptions about both
braille and technology. This information will inform how we prepare
pre-service teachers to instruct young braille readers.

If you are interested in participating in this study or getting more
information, please contact me via email at  fmd22 at pitt.edu, by
calling 412-521-5797, or by writing to me at:
Frances Mary D'Andrea
5513 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260

If you are under 18, you MUST have your parents' or guardians'
permission. A consent form will be send to you in braille or
electronically after you verify that you are:
1. between the ages of 16-22
2. a student enrolled in school
3. a braille reader
4. a user of electronic assistive technology devices, hardware, or software.
If you are under 18, your parents will also receive a consent form
that must be signed before you can participate.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest!

Frances Mary D'Andrea




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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:12:29 -0600
From: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Survey on Synthesized Speech and Audio
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We have been asked to circulate the following:

Dave


February 19, 2010

Recruiting Now for a Survey on Synthesized Speech and Audio Description

IBM Research-Japan and WGBH's Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National
Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) are conducting a joint study via
an online survey
on the applicability of speech synthesis for audio description of
Web-based video.

Adults (18+ years of age) who are blind or have low vision will be
asked to share their opinions about a few short video clips which
include synthesized
description.

NCAM is seeking participants with a range of familiarity with
synthesized speech (from little or none to regular users) and as well
as familiarity with
audio description (from little or none to regular users).

Interested in sharing your opinion? Please send an email to
access at wgbh.org
with "participate" in the subject line. Once the online survey is
posted on or about March 1, you will be sent an email with the
survey's Web site address
and asked to complete the survey by Friday, March 12. The survey,
which will be accessible via screen-reading software, should take no
longer than one
half hour.

NCAM will summarize and share the results of the survey once user
opinions are analyzed.

NOTE: This is an early investigation into a subject many people who
are blind or have low-vision have asked about for many years. Though
we are conducting
this study, WGBH does not intend to substitute synthesized speech for
human voices on the programs and movies we currently describe.
Following this narrow
and limited initial study, further research will be required to
expand the scope of investigation into larger populations, other
types of media and other
parameters.

Thank you!

Mary

-- 
Mary Watkins
Director of Communications
   and Outreach
Media Access Group at WGBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA  02135
617 300-3700
mary_watkins at wgbh.org
access.wgbh.org

Follow the Media Access Group on Facebook and Twitter (AccessWGBH)

WGBH Boston informs, inspires, and entertains millions through public
broadcasting, the Web, educational multimedia, and access services for
people with disabilities.




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