[jaws-uk] Re: Improving Internet access for blind and visually-impaired individuals - UK & Irish-based volunteers sought

All,

Having volunteered a little of my time to talk to these guys, I can vouchsafe that they are a friendly bunch who clearly want to make a difference to the way people interact with technology.

They make no ridiculous claims, only state that they want to explore the ways in which blind people use their computers and access the Internet. I'd recommend that anyone give them a call/drop them an email and help out if they can.

The more of us who get in touch with this project, the greater their understanding and appreciation of adaptive technologies and the people who use them. The better their knowledge, the better placed they'll be to develop something truly remarkable.

Regards,
Tink.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Web4Blind Project" <web4blind@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:23 PM
Subject: [jaws-uk] Improving Internet access for blind and visually-impaired individuals - UK & Irish-based volunteers sought




Dear All,


Apologies if this email is off-topic but please read on below to find out about a project to improve Internet access for the blind and visually-impaired community.




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Our project aims to improve Internet access for the blind and visually-impaired community by using senses other than vision to convey information. In particular, sound and touch will be used for exploring web pages. By using these new approaches, blind and visually-impaired users will have enhanced access to the Internet.



We are currently looking for visually-impaired (blind or partially-sighted) volunteers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to participate in a telephone-based interview, the purpose of which is to assess how each person uses the Internet and to determine its associated difficulties. We are looking at all age groups and levels of computer experience (beginner to expert), so if you are interested, please contact web4blind@xxxxxxxxx (web4blind-at-yahoo-dot-com) and we can arrange a time that suits you.



Further information about our work is available from http://www.web4blind.org



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