[nfbwatlk] Research participation request

Alco Canfield amcanfield at comcast.net
Wed Jun 1 23:22:13 UTC 2011

Hi, Ally,

I have just completed your survey.  I must admit that I found much of it
very frustrating because, as a totally BLIND person, many of the questions
were irrelevant, especially those having to do with people possessing some

Using a telephone, going where I need to go, and preparing meals are no
problem for me.  I think perhaps that next time you might consider doing two
different surveys.

I must admit I found these questions a bit patronizing.

Good luck.

Alco Canfield 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Ally Matt
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:43 PM
To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Research participation request


Dear Listserv member,


            I am a doctoral student at Purdue University, and I am working
on my doctoral dissertation project under the direction of my advisor, Dr.
Heather L. Servaty-Seib (servaty at purdue.edu). My study is focused on
gathering information from people who have experienced a vision-related
disability and who are between the ages of 18 and 64 years of age. I hope to
gather information about the ways people with vision-related disabilities
cope with their disability and how these methods of coping may relate to
people's ability to perform basic daily activities, sense of overall
satisfaction with their life, and interaction with the broader community.   


            For the purposes of this study, I am looking for people who have
experienced a vision-related disability. This means that you have a
vision-related disability that substantially limits one or more major life
activities including caring for yourself, performing manual tasks, seeing,
learning, reading, or working, that there is a record of your vision-related
disability, or other people perceive you as having a vision-related


            If you would like to participate in this important work, please
click on the link below or paste the link into your web browser to be taken
to the survey. The survey will only take 20-30 minutes of your time, and you
will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $25 Audible.com gift card
with 1 in 100 odds. 


Survey link



Thank you for considering participating in this study.

Allyson Matt

Doctoral student, Counseling psychology

Purdue University

ally.matt0 at gmail.com     


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