Blind Adult Braille Display Users Needed for Research Study to Develop Ergonomic Guidelines

Hello braille display user,

This is an invitation to participate in a very important study to create ergonomic guidelines for braille displays. While there has been a tremendous amount of research to ensure the safety and performance of QWERTY keyboards (see ANSI 100-2007) to this day no ergonomic studies have been published.Thus, there are NO industry guidelines ensuring good ergonomics of braille displays or Perkins keyboards.In 2020, Vispero utilized a braille display survey.The results showed that 26% of the respondents indicated that they experience pain from using their display.Therefore, Vispero has a partnership with researchers from the University of Houston Clear-Lake to create an industry standard for braille displays. As a token of appreciation for your participation, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.We will hold drawing at the conclusion of our data collection, mid-February at the latest. Please note that this research is for those that are over the age of 18 and there is no obligation to participate or finish this survey, and participation is completely voluntary. Also, while the study is planned to help develop ergonomic guidelines in general, there is no direct benefit for participation.

Please click this link to begin, also feel free to share the link with anyone that uses a braille display. If you have any questions or technical problems, please email Joel Persinger. You may only take the survey one time per household. Click here to see the official statement regarding the sweepstakes rules or here to see the University of Houston Clear-Lake consent form.

Thank you very much for your participation.