tactile map research

University of Oregon tactmaps at uoregon.edu
Tue Oct 18 00:24:21 UTC 2005

We have received funding from the National Science Foundation (grant 
#HRD-0533251) to create *Tactile Mapping Software* that will be 
available as a FREE download to teachers, parents, or anyone who wants 
to use it. This project is entirely NON-profit and the resulting 
software will only be as useful as the input we receive from you.

This survey will help us identify features that may be important to 
symbolize and include in the software. We ask that you answer four short 
questions, which should take approximately 5 minutes. Please send to our 
email (tactmaps at uoregon.edu <mailto:tactmaps at uoregon.edu>). Also, please 
forward this survey to anyone who may be interested in participating. 
Thank You!

If you do not wish to participate, simply discard the questionnaire. 
Responses will be completely anonymous; your name will not appear 
anywhere on the survey. Completing and returning the questionnaire 
constitutes your consent to participate.


Please Answer the Following Questions:

   1. What is your position (OM instructor…) or reason for producing
      tactile maps?

   2. How long have you been producing tactile maps, using tactile maps,
      or working in OM?

   3. List *any and all* environmental features necessary for navigation
      and should appear on tactile maps:

   4. List your method(s) of tactile map production (swell paper, TIGER
      embosser, collage…). If you use more than one, indicate percentage
      of use of each method.


Keep this letter for your records. If you have any questions regarding 
the research, contact Amy Lobben, Department of Geography, University of 
Oregon, 541-346-4566. If you have any questions regarding your rights as 
a research subject, please contact the Office of Human Subjects 
Compliance at the University of Oregon at (541) 346-2510. Thank you 
again for your help.

For more information on this project, please contact Amy Lobben at 
tactmaps at uoregon.edu <mailto:tactmaps at uoregon.edu>

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