Re: Cancer Survey
- From: "Tom Lange" <trlange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:30:44 -0800
Hi Gene, Sorry to hear about your diagnosis and best wishes for a speedy recovery. This type of equipment is becoming more common, it seems. A former girlfriend of mine has participated in a number of clinical trials for various medications, and in order to conduct surveys, she was given a device that's very similar to a PDA, complete with touch-screen and a dialup modem to send user responses back to the clinic. Nice idea, but definitely inaccessible. You may want to call the people who gave this to you, explain your situation and ask if there's a way for you to participate in the survey over the Internet. Just a thought. Good luck to you, and, again, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Tom ----- Original Message ----- From: Gene To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 6:14 PM Subject: Cancer Survey I have been diagnosed with and receiving treatment for esophageal cancer. There is a survey that the treatment center would like me to complete, at least, once a week. The survey appears on a device that seems similar to a laptop. However, in order to answer the questions, there is a touch screen and, of course, the thing doesn't have a screen reader on it. I don't particularly sharing my answers to the medical questions while a sighted individual marks them for me. But, there are several psychological questions that I am not answering because I don't feel comfortable sharing those thoughts and feelings with anyone: except a qualified para-medical professional. Has anyone who has had a similar experience, cancer notwithstanding, found a means by which to complete surveys of this type without sighted assistance? Thanks in advance.
- Cancer Survey
- From: Gene
- Cancer Survey