[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind and low-vision participants needed for research study on connected autonomous vehicles

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Mon Mar 25 22:06:42 UTC 2019

The below research participant solicitation is being provided for informational purposes only. The National Federation of the Blind has no involvement in this research, but we believe that it may contribute to our research mission.

Transportation is seeing all kinds of disruptive transformation. Ridesharing, electric cars and automated vehicles are only a few examples.
While all these innovative technological advances will hopefully have a positive impact within our communities, the needs of pedestrians who are blind must not be left to chance.

The CNIB Foundation in partnership with a leading Canadian university and a long serving researcher in the field of blindness, with partial funding from the Government of Canada - Transport Canada - , is undertaking a study to identify possible mitigation strategies so that connected autonomous vehicles do not further marginalize pedestrians who are blind.

We are inviting our colleagues throughout the world to share their views via an online survey. The survey can be accessed here<https://cnib.ca/en/support-usadvocate/transportation?region=ab>, along with an overview of the project.
The survey will close at the end of April 2019.
Please share widely and encourage anyone with sight loss or who is blind to take a few minutes to complete the survey. The final report which will consolidate our findings will be available mid to late July 2019.

Thank you in advance for taking time to share your views via the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Lui Greco at lui.greco at cnib.ca<mailto:lui.greco at cnib.ca>.

Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
Deputy Executive Director, Blindness Initiatives
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2221| lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>

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