[Mdabs] Fwd: [nabs-l] Research opportunity for online courses

nesma aly nesmaaly123 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 20:42:33 UTC 2016

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> From: "Bryan Duarte \(Student\) via NABS-L" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Date: August 25, 2016 at 13:02:57 EDT
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: "Bryan Duarte \(Student\)" <Bryan.Duarte at asu.edu>
> Subject: [nabs-l] Research opportunity for online courses
> Reply-To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> All:
> 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 older.
> 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 you.
> Thank you!
> Bryan Duarte software engineer
> ASU Computer Science Ph.D candidate
> National Association of Blind Students Board Member
> QwikEyes CEO http://www.qwikeyes.com/
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