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American Council of the Blind and Google Conduct Survey of Computer Usage and Assistive Technology Patterns in the Blind Community

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) announced it will be working with Google Inc. to survey individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind to better understand how they use computers and assistive technology to access information.

Respondents will be able to complete the survey by either telephone or Web. Survey data will be used to better understand how blind users interact with the Web, which assistive technologies they find most useful, and how they make decisions about whether to switch or upgrade tools.

At the conclusion of the survey in October, seven gift certificates will be awarded to participants who wish to take part in a random drawing. The first winner will receive a gift certificate from Amazon.com in the amount of $50. The remaining 6 participants will each receive a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com. Winners will be contacted via e-mail or telephone.

The survey, which will run through mid-September, is available at http://www.acb.org/googlesurvey.

About the American Council of the Blind – The American Council of the Blind is the largest consumer-based organization of blind and visually impaired Americans advocating for the rights of blind Americans. Comprised of more than 70 affiliates across the United States, the organization is dedicated to making it possible for blind and visually impaired Americans to participate fully in all aspects of American society. For more information, visit http://www.acb.org

Read more at: ACB and Google Conduct Study

 

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