Survey of the Experiences of Teachers of students who are Visually Impaired/Blind

Consent Statement

 
Edward Bell, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Casey Robertson, Research Associate
Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness
Louisiana Tech University
PO Box 3158, Woodard Hall 210
Ruston, LA 71272
318-257-4554, ebell@latech.edu, caseyr@latech.edu

Dear Teacher:

The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University is seeking research participants to evaluate the services and to understand the educational experiences of blind and/or visually impaired youth in grades K through 12. Your feedback will improve future policies and practices that prepare teachers in the future. Participation in this study allows us to gain a much richer and robust understanding of factors that impact service options and academic performance of blind and/or visually impaired youth.

You must meet the following criteria to participate in this study.
• Currently be a certified Teacher of Visual Impairment TVI/TBS;
• Have a case load of one or more students with low vision or blindness as his or her primary diagnosed disability on his or her Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. It is important to note that clicking “Continue” is your consent to participate in this study. Your responses will be kept completely confidential, and you may quit the study at any time.

Thank you for your participation.