Category Archives: Random Thoughts and Observations

Survey for B/VI folks on Body Movement

From the mailbag: Inviting Persons who are Blind or have Low Vision for Survey for Learning a Physical Activity  Researchers from the University of Iowa Department of Computer Science are inviting people who identify as blind or low vision, are … Continue reading

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TVI or future TVI looking for a summer gig? The NFB’s BELL Program may have the opportunity for you!

From the mailbag: Participate in the NFB BELL Academy Teacher Immersion Program Are you a teacher of blind students or a future teacher working on certification? Consider training and support with NFB BELL Academy.  Apply for the National Federation of … Continue reading

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Help test/develop a B/VI employment app

From the mailbag: The NRTC on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University is now recruiting for field test participants for a new app project, 4to24, designed to help parents and youth focus on employment. The app provides information, … Continue reading

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NFB Twitter Chat TODAY on Web Accessibility!

From the mailbag: Participate in Twitter chat about web accessibility! Join us Friday, October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to participate in the #MeetTheBlind Month Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is a scheduled, organized topical conversation on … Continue reading

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Participants Needed: Contrast’s impact on VI peoples’ perception of the environment

From the mailbag: To be eligible for this study, participants must: Have a Low-vision diagnosis. Be over age 18 Live in the U.S. My name is Lauren Ashley Hughes, and I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mississippi State and … Continue reading

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Participants Needed for study to improve access to visual programming tools for VI kids

I am glad someone is working on this:  b/vi kids need access to early programming education, too. From the mailbag: I am leading a long-term project at the University of North Texas to improve access to visual programming tools for … Continue reading

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HTML Coding Class for B/VI folks 21+

From the mailbag: HTML Coding Class Want to learn how to code HTML?  This class is for you! HTML Coding Class Thursday October 3 to Thursday December 19, 2019 Our Space Our Place, Inc. and Vision aid is offering this  … Continue reading

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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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