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Jin is looking for TVI participants for his dissertation study!

Title: A Study on Investigating the Community Experiences of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments in Creating Math and Science Tactile Graphics

Hello Professionals,

My name is Jinseok Park, a doctoral student from the Department of Psychoeducational and Disability Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Sunggye Hong, my academic advisor, and I are recruiting 10 certified Teachers of students with Visual Impairments (TVIs) and students with VI for my dissertation study to investigate the teacher community experiences in creating math and science tactile graphics.

There will be no monetary or direct compensation for your participation. However, as an appreciation for the time and effort to participate in the study, you will receive a $100 merchant gift card if you complete all the activities in this study.

Eligible teachers must:

1) be math/science teachers in schools for the blind or itinerant teachers working with students with VI

2) have a middle and high school student with VI who uses the sense of touch as a primary learning media and needs tactile graphics for math and science learning

3) be able to participate in this study fully online using emails, virtual meetings, and discussion groups.

If you participate in this study, you will join these activities as follows:

1.   5 Online meetings via Zoom to brainstorm ideas and share resources for tactile graphics

2.   Creation of up to two sets of math and science tactile graphics

3.   Self- and peer-evaluation of your graphics quality using a rubric

4.   Revisions of your creations based on the evaluation results

5.   2 online interviews via Zoom to share your experiences

6.   Online archiving of your tactile graphics

Age, gender, and ethnicity data may be collected as documenting demographics; however, this study will not use these characteristics as variables.

If you want to participate, please sign up for this online CONSENT FORM:

If you need more information on this study, please contact Jinseok Park at to talk more.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. 

Best wishes,

Jinseok Park
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Psychoeducational and Disability Studies
University of Arizona