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[Participant recruitment] Research opportunity at University of Washington

Our research group collaborating between University of Washington and Cornell University is studying how smartglasses could provide low vision people equal access to information. Our current project focuses on using smartglasses to facilitate wayfinding tasks. We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study to help us with our work!

Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have low vision (i.e., a visual impairment that falls short of blindness, but cannot be corrected with contacts or eyeglasses)

Compensation: Participants will be compensated $20 (or a $20 gift card) for each hour of a study session. The study will be around 1.5 hours and the compensation will be $30. If participants require assistance with transportation to the study location, we will pay for their transportation expenses up to $30.

Available dates: The study will be scheduled between August 14th to September 7th.

Location: The location is Sieg Hall, University of Wasthington (1851 NE Grant Ln, Seattle, WA 98195).

If you are interested, please contact us at 516-778-9946 or (Elizabeth Kupferstein), (Yuhang Zhao), or (Shiri Azenkot).

We look forward to meeting with you and learning from your experiences! Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who might be interested in.


Elizabeth Kupferstein O.D

Ophthalmic Consultant

Information Science, Cornell University

Yuhang Zhao

PhD Candidate

Information Science, Cornell University

Shiri Azenkot

Assistant Professor

Information Science, Cornell University

Leah Findlater

Associate Professor

Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington


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