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Participate in a Research Study about Writing!

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Analysis of Writing Samples of Middle and High School Students with Visual Impairments

DEADLINE:  February 15, 2018.


Dr. Tina Herzberg, University of South Carolina Upstate
Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum, University of Arizona
Dr. Lisa Serino, University of Arizona and Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Tasha Thomas, University of South Carolina Upstate


We are collecting writing samples from students with visual impairments to analyze students’ writing skills and better understand their successes and challenges.

Who Can Participate:

This study is open to 6th through 12th grade students who are visually impaired and their teachers of students with visual impairments.

Two-Part Study



  1. Complete a brief online survey about their experiences with writing.
  2. Select one of three writing prompts and write a response.



  1. Submit the student generated writing response to the researchers.
  2. Complete a brief online survey about yourself and your student after the student generates the writing response.
Questions about the study, please contact:
Dr. Tina Herzberg: 864-503-5572 /
Dr. L. Penny Rosenblum: 520-621-1223 /
Dr. Lisa Serino: 520-621-1223 /
Ms. Thomas: 864-503-5653 /
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