Technology Selection Survey Study

I got news of this study yesterday, but was confused by the poster. So I asked the researcher a couple of questions. It sounds like he’s more looking for folks with low, but still considerable, vision rather than folks with none. Since I never know who reads here, and participants sometimes can be hard to come by, here it is.

Study opportunity: Development of a Technology Selection Survey for people with vision difficulties

The University of Western Ontario (UWO) and the University of Waterloo (UW – School of Optometry)

University researchers are seeking adults (18+) who have vision difficulties involving reading and seeing objects in the distance even with the help of glasses or contact lenses. The purpose of the study is to develop a survey that would help people with vision difficulties in the selection of equipment and technology for daily use. Some examples of technology include: computer, cell phone, mp3 player/ radio, microwave, DVD players, non-prescribed handheld or pocket magnifier, flashlights, liquid level indicators, telephone with large numbers and display, and much more. Participation will consist of a telephone interview lasting 15-30 minutes. Information provided in the interview will be kept confidential. For more information, please contact Daniel Fok at 905-864-1734, toll free at 1-888-662-0266 or by email at

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the Offices of Research Ethics at UWO (Ref: 16748E) and UW (Ref: 16125).

The poster was prefaced by saying that participants have to be Canadian, so I figured I should throw that in there.

I wish him good luck.

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