Here comes another survey. I completed it, and the only weird thing about it is the question repeats itself when you’re looking at the first choice. Really…really…annoying. But other than that, it was a pretty simple survey.
I could be wrong, but I think the people doing the survey don’t quite understand blind folks and mobility aids. They don’t seem to understand that over your lifetime of travelling, you may have used different mobility aids. Thankfully, they seem to have big text boxes where I can write and explain it all. I wrote a few creative responses. I hope they enjoy them.
Anyway, here’s their snippet. It appears you only have to be 18 and legally blind.
If you are blind or legally blind, we need your help! We are conducting a survey about the walking habits of persons with visual impairments. All who participate in the survey by December 15th will have a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. You can participate online or by phone. The online survey can be taken by visiting: http://surveymonkey.com/walking
If you prefer to take the survey by phone, please call us at 831-459-1479 or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org”>
About us: we are two Professors of Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. We do research on Assistive Technology for persons with visual impairment. Your participation in this survey would help us better direct our research in the area of mobility. Your personal information (name, email address or phone number) will never be disclosed to anybody.
Roberto Manduchi, email@example.com,
Sri Kurniawan, firstname.lastname@example.org,
So if you want to help, you know what to do.