[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind and low-vision adults needed for research study on textured surfaces for orientation and mobility

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Sat Apr 11 18:54:16 UTC 2020

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.


Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University invite you to participate in a survey  as part of research on supporting navigation and orientation by people with vision impairments. For this study, participants will be asked to complete a 30- minute survey about their navigation experiences. To be eligible to participate, you must be blind or visually impaired, at least 18 years old, a US resident, and navigate to somewhere new at least once per month.  Participants who complete the survey will be compensated $10. Participation is completely voluntary.

More information about the survey, and the survey itself, can be found at this link:



The risks and discomfort associated with participation in this study are no greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during other online activities.


There may be no personal benefit from your participation in the study, but the knowledge received may be of value to humanity. The knowledge received from this study could help researchers better understand how to design interactive tactile ground surface indicators.

Compensation & Costs

You will receive $10 for your successful completion of the survey for this study. The payment will be made available as an Amazon gift card that can be redeemed.

There will be no cost to you if you participate in this study.

Right to Ask Questions & Contact Information

If you have any questions about this study, you should feel free to ask them by contacting the Principal Investigator now at Patrick Carrington, Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, 407 S. Craig Street, Room 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Phone: (412) 268-6541, Email: pcarrington at cmu.edu. If you have questions later, desire additional information, or wish to withdraw your participation please contact the Principal Investigator by mail, phone or e-mail in accordance with the contact information listed above.

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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