Survey of The Toddler APP and Cane System

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Hunter College
Department of Special Education

and

Safe Toddles, Inc
www.safetoddles.com

Principal Investigator:      Grace Ambrose-Zaken, Ed.D., COMS

 What is the Toddler App and Cane System?
The Toddler Cane is the first wearable white cane that provides consistent, 2-steps of warning about obstacles in the path ahead. The toddler cane includes a step counter that syncs with the TAC app. The TAC App and Cane system sync together in order to document activity and step totals, offer parent and child motivators and provide developmentally appropriate way-finding activities. The TAC App and Cane System is in the prototyping and testing stage of development.

If you would like to participate in future trials or development of the Toddler App and Cane system please contact: Grace Ambrose-Zaken at grace@safetoddles.com.

Consent: You are being asked to participate in this research study because you are a person who has an interest in services for children who are blind and visually impaired. Your feedback is important to the researchers who are developing the Toddler Cane and App System (the TAC System) for teaching orientation and mobility to toddlers with vision impairment.

If you agree to participate, please complete the survey consisting of 11 questions. You will not be asked to identify yourself by name, but will be asked to indicate your relationship to the field of visual impairment and blindness, the length of time you have been involved in the field, and whether you are visually impaired. Your participation in this research is voluntary. If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken at 212-772-4741 or gambrose@hunter.cuny.edu. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant or if you would like to talk to someone other than the researchers, you can contact CUNY Research Compliance Administrator at 646-664-8918.

Directions

Please view a video and then complete the 11 questions below.

To view the video please copy and paste this URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_urnZ_UqCbs into your browser (or highlight it, right click "open link"). 

After you have reviewed the short video of the TAC System for teaching orientation and mobility to toddlers with vision impairment, please take a few minutes to answer the 11 survey questions.

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* 1. In what country do you reside?

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* 2. Are you a: (select one or more)

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* 3. Years of experience with blindness and visual impairment?

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* 4. Do you have experience working with toddlers (aged 11 months to 3 years) with severe visual impairment?

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* 5. If yes, please indicate approximately how many years of experience you have working with toddlers (aged 11 months to 3 years) with severe visual impairment?

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* 6. What is your first reaction to The Toddler Cane?

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* 7. If The TAC System were available today, how likely would you be to buy The TAC System?

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* 8. How likely are you to replace your current mobility method with The TAC System?

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* 9. How would you like to receive additional information about the TAC System?

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* 10. How likely is it that you would recommend the TAC System to a friend or colleague?

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* 11. Please add any further comments here (optional):

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