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CNIB/University of Toronto Research Study

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The CNIB Foundation, in partnership with graduate students from the University of Toronto, is seeking volunteers for a focus group to provide feedback on wayfinding technology.

This study seeks to understand how people who are blind or partially sighted interact with digital wayfinding technology to navigate Toronto's transit system. By participating in this focus group consultation, you are helping shape accessible transportation service delivery in a way that can potentially affect everyone taking the TTC. Your experiences are extremely valuable to help identify barriers, what is working and opportunities for improvement. 

Participants will take part in a small focus group discussion and provide feedback on their lived experiences with wayfinding technology on the TTC. 

  • Sessions will be held in January & February (on Monday and Tuesday evenings) in community locations near the following subway stations: St. Clair, North York, Runnymede, Kennedy and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a blind or partially sighted adult over the age of 18;
  • Live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA);
  • Have some previous experience using the TTC and,
  • Be willing to have your voice recorded.

Additional notes:

  • Participants will receive a $20 honorarium and be entered into a raffle with a chance to win Aftershockz earphones.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email Ramla.Abukar@cnib.ca with the title "Unleashing the Power of Technology Focus Groups" in the subject line and indicate your preferred community location (St. Clair, North York, Runnymede, Kennedy and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre).

Thank you for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon!

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