Guest post from Saima Begum, University College London
I am a student at University College London, studying at the Institute of Education and I am emailing to ask for your help with my Masters research project into Vision Impairment.
This project aims to examine technology use in young people with vision impairment, and whether this influences their educational attainment.
There is much research that has found that technology such as screen-readers on phones have been useful for people with vision impairment to be able to function in everyday life, so my project is aiming to look at whether technology use can also have positive effects on education.
Moreover, because of the increasing use of social media, I plan to look at whether technology use can have a positive effect on friendships. This data is important to collect as it will show how young people with VI use technology, and how this could be utilised so they perform better in school.
Participants are invited, between the ages of 11 and 18.
All questionnaires can be completed online, and participants can do this from the comfort of their own homes.
The questionnaire is accessible for screen readers. The first page of the questionnaire also includes an information sheet with more details regarding the project.