My name is Khaled L. Albusays, and I am a Ph.D. student in Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
I am investigating how to improve the experience of computer programmers who are blind.
I am investigating how to improve the experience of computer programmers who are blind. In particular, I am studying whether various auditory cues (e.g. sound effects) may help programmers who are using a screen-reader when they are writing computer code. We are looking for participants for a 70-minute interview (in-person or remote) about possible ways to interact with various sound effects in a computer programming environment.
Participants would receive $40 cash or gift card for participating in this study.
Participants are eligible if they answer Yes to the following four questions:
1- Do you use a screen reader when operating a computer?
2- Are you a blind individual (someone who does not use sight) who is age 18 and older?
3- Do you have at least two years of computer programming experience and regularly engage in programming for school, work, or hobby?
4- Are you comfortable communicating in spoken English and do not have other sensory or motor disabilities, e.g. hearing impairment?
If you answer Yes to all four of these questions and would like more information about participating, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can answer any questions, confirm your eligibility, provide you with a document with information, and schedule an interview appointment.
Thank you for your time.
Khaled L. Albusays
Ph.D. student in Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York 14623