[jaws-uk] Re: Improving Internet access for blind and visually-impaired individuals - UK & Irish-based volunteers sought
- From: Léonie Watson <lw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:44:15 -0000
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
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Web4Blind Project" <web4blind@xxxxxxxxx>
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
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
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
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