[nfbwatlk] Accessible Art User Study - 10/14 to 10/23 - earn $100 gift card

Toby Willis toby at igdogs.org
Sat Oct 10 21:04:19 UTC 2015

Hi Kyle,
I'm blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa and appreciate art of all kinds.
I would be interested in doing the study.
Also, my girlfriend is not blind, but she is an ASL interpreter for the deaf-blind.
Would her expertise and experience contribute to your study?

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Subject: [nfbwatlk] Accessible Art User Study - 10/14 to 10/23 - earn $100 gift card

Is art something that is of interest to you? Are you interested in making visual paintings accessible? My name is Kyle Rector, and I am a Ph.D.
student from the University of Washington working with Neel Joshi and Merrie Morris at Microsoft Research on a research project exploring ways to make paintings accessible for people who are blind or low vision. We are using technologies including computer vision and social media to make visual art accessible to patrons who are blind.

We are looking for participants who are blind or low vision who are at least 18 years old to participate in a user study to explore different methods to make a visual painting more accessible. The participants will spend time with 3-5 paintings, we will ask questions about your experiences, and have participants interact with a painting using the Microsoft Kinect.

The study will take approximately 1 hour in person at Microsoft.
Participants will be reimbursed with a $100 VISA gift card. If you would like a sighted companion to accompany you, we can offer an additional $25 VISA gift card to your companion as a gratuity for their time.

If you are interested in giving valuable feedback on our project, please contact Kyle Rector at rectorky at cs.washington.edu. We will schedule participants during 10/14 – 10/23.

Feel free to share this invitation with any other people who are blind or low vision whom you think may be

interested. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Kyle Rector

rectorky at cs.washington.edu


Kyle Rector
PhD Candidate
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

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