[Nfbnet-members-list] Adults 18-64 who were born blind are needed for a research study on disability identity

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Wed Feb 10 16:56:43 UTC 2021

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.

Are you an individual between 21 and 64 years old who was born blind? Are you interested in sharing your life story as part of a research study on disability identity? Please consider this unique opportunity to let your voice be heard!

As part of this study, you will be invited to share your life story during an in-depth interview with the researcher. The researcher is also someone with a disability and has designed the interview to be accessible, flexible, relaxed, and enjoyable! Your insights and perspectives are needed to help researchers better understand how people with disabilities experience blindness and come to integrate disability into their understanding of who they are.

Interviews are expected to be 1.5-2 hours long. The researcher is committed to accommodating the needs and preferences of participants. Participants can choose to participate in the interview either by phone or Zoom. Participants may also choose whether they would like to complete the interview in a single session or multiple sessions.

There is no compensation for participation in this research study.

Please contact Lisa Gagliano at 847-221-8611 or lgagliano1 at niu.edu<mailto:lgagliano1 at niu.edu> if you are interested in learning more.

This study is a dissertation research project that is being conducted and completed by Lisa Gagliano who is a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University in the Health Sciences program.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the NIU Human Subjects Committee; Protocol # HS21-0229. Questions concerning your rights as a participant in this research may be addressed to the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, Lowden Hall 301, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
Director of Research Programs, 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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