Author Archives: Phouka

Participants Needed: Study on experiences & preferences for image descriptions

From the mailbag: A team of researchers at the University of Texas is seeking individuals who are blind or have low vision to participants in a study focused on people’s experiences with image descriptions (captions, alt text, visual question answers, … Continue reading

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B/VI Participants needed for study on mental-health related outcomes

From the mailbag: Blind and low-vision participants needed for research to study mental health related outcomes in individuals with physical disabilities The University of Utah is currently conducting a study examining mental health-related outcomes in individuals with various physical disabilities. … Continue reading

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Study on VI use of Camera-based Assistive Technology

Hello!  I have been a poor blogger the past few weeks:  things here have been rather hectic and have involved a lot of camps/camping.  My apologies.  I’ll hopefully do better as things calm down with the start of the school … Continue reading

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Kitchen Time With the Kids

Peanut, like a lot of kids his age, wants to help in the kitchen.  I figure blind adults have to be able to cook, and Christine Ha demonstrated that blind people can be excellent chefs, so I’m supporting him in … Continue reading

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Rural Safety & Resilience Study Seeks Participants

From the mailbag: The Rural, Safety, and Resilience Study Partnering with Women with Disabilities-Your Story Matters! Fellow federationists, I am recruiting volunteers for my dissertation research study. You qualify to participate if: *   You are at least 21 years old … Continue reading

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FREE Special Needs Planning Seminar–TOMORROW 6/25 at 10 a.m.

I personally know Debbie, having met her when we were both CCVI moms.  If you are looking for future planning ideas and advice that’s directed towards parents of children with special needs, you can’t find a better, more knowledgeable person.  … Continue reading

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Quality of Life Study Seeks Participants

From the mailbag: Researchers at Old Dominion University are conducting a study examining the relationship between health-related behaviors and quality of life among individuals with visual impairments. To conduct this study we need the participation of adult aged-individuals (aged 18 … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Speak Up Regarding Special Wage Certificates

This is an enormous issue, and we need to make our voices heard.  Please, please, PLEASE, if you or someone you care about has a disability and thinks that the special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor … Continue reading

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A Study on the Lived Experiences of Employees with Visual Impairments

From the mailbag: Be part of an important research study… A Study on the Lived Experiences of Employees with Visual Impairments *         Do you have a visual impairment? *         Are you actively working? *         Have you experienced a negative attitude … Continue reading

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Learn UEB Online!

Note:  I haven’t tested this program myself, so I can’t vouch for it.  I’m also fairly sure Nemeth is the preferred braille format for mathematics in the US rather than UEB math (particularly if your student is going to do … Continue reading

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