Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Survey on Technology Use Among TVIs

Yue Ting Siu
Dear Colleagues,
 
Yes, we are re-visiting one of those hot topics again! My name is Ting Siu, and I am a TVI who, along with another doctoral candidate Valerie Morash, is interested in getting feedback from other TVIs who do, and do not, use technology with students.
 
Please consider taking this survey if you are a TVI in the U.S. or Canada, and currently maintain a caseload with at least one student who accesses some level of the academic curriculum (not necessarily on grade level). If you already took a version of this survey before 2014, please consider taking it again.
 
If you do not meet the criteria but know others who do, please forward it on!
 
The survey is comprised of questions based on 4 scenarios, and should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Every participant who completes the survey will receive a $15 gift card to his or her choice of vendor (Starbucks, Target, or Amazon).
 
The survey is available in 3 formats:
 
  1.  Online: http://bit.ly/tvistech
  2.  Paper (2 options) :
 
     *   Please print and complete the attached survey, and mail to: Yue-Ting Siu, Department of Special Education, SFSU, Burk Hall - Rm. 156, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
     *   OR Please reply to this email with a mailing address, and we will send you a packet with the survey, payment card, and stamped envelopes for return. You may also choose this option if you know other TVIs who would prefer to complete a paper, rather than online, version of a survey.
 
  1.  Phone: 415-857-3887
Thank you in advance for your time and efforts helping us understand TVIs and how or if technology helps provide accessible instructional materials in schools. All survey responses will be anonymous, regardless of online, paper, or phone formats.
 
Regards,
Ting Siu
 
Joint Doctoral Program at UC Berkeley & San Francisco State University