Participation in a research study on on line accessibility

Invitation to participate in a research study

Posted by Kim Kilpatrick

GTT Coordinator

I received this information from someone doing a research study for her degree.

She would be grateful if people would consider completing this survey.

Invitation to take part in a study about the impacts of non-accessible online communications

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a researcher from the University of Ottawa Master of Communications program. I will soon be starting a new study among Canadian Anglophones between the ages of 21-60 with low vision or blindness impacting the use of online communications. As this is a technology-driven society, it is important that we work towards accessibility online, allowing all members of society access to the same content.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 60 and your low vision or blindness impacts your ability to access content online, your participation in this study is welcome! Your participation in this study would consist of completing an accessible electronic survey (a large-print or braille paper copy of the survey is also available) which would take approximately 40 minutes. This study will be done completely anonymously. Only the researchers will have access to the completed surveys and no identifying information will be included. This research is being conducted by a student researcher from the University of Ottawa and is independent of any other organization.

This project will be conducted in English only.

To take part in the study, you can simply click on the following link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/herin8/perceptions-of-internet-access-and-impacts/. This link will give you access to the consent form as well as to the accessible online survey. If you prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire in large print or Braille, please send me an email at: hdyke011@uottawa.ca.

If you have any questions about this study, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Heather Dyke, Principal Investigator

Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

Email: hdyke011@uottawa.ca