A research team from Old Dominion University (ODU) is conducting a study examining the experiences of youth (aged 12-17) with visual impairments in integrated physical education classes. This year-long study will include two (2) interviews with a research team member, electronic diaries, monthly email communications, and a survey at the beginning and at the end of the study. This study will take place from May 2021 to April 2022. All data are collected online, and participants can be from anywhere in the U.S.

From the ODU Website: To conduct this study, we are seeking youth (aged 12-17) with visual impairments who are enrolled in physical education classes with their peers during the 2021-2022 school year to participate. We expect that the amount of time to participate each month will be less than an hour, except for months when interviews take place, which would then be two hours. All responses will be confidential, and data will only be used for research reports and presentations.

Participants will be offered $250.00 in Amazon gift cards (total) to thank them for participating in this year long study. Participants will be offered $75.00 at the culmination of the first interview session (August-September 2021), $75.00 just prior to winter break (December 2021) and another $100.00 at the culmination of the final interview session (Spring 2022). Participants will be told that the gift card funds are a thank you for completing each aspect of the study (interviews, monthly prompts, diaries, etc). Participants who discontinue participation before the first interview will not be offered a gift card, those who complete the first interview but discontinue participation before winter break will not be offered the second gift card, and those who discontinue prior to the second interview will not receive the final gift card. Gift cards will be distributed directly to the participants via email, and parents will be CCed on the delivery.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating, or have questions about participation, please contact me via the information below. Thank you,

Justin Haegele, PhD

Old Dominion University