[Nfbnet-members-list] Research Invitation from Sachin Pavithran

Lewis, Anil ALewis at nfb.org
Wed Aug 24 21:12:43 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 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 
<mailto:sachin.pavithran at usu.edu>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!

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 : <mailto:sachin.pavithran at usu.edu>sachin.pavithran at usu.edu
Visit Us at: <http://www.uatpat.org>http://www.uatpat.org or 

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