Pearson 2022 Research Studies

In 2022, Pearson is partnering with the National Federation of the Blind to recruit participants for the following research studies:

Accessible Equation Editor Study

The Accessible Equation Editor Study will take place from July 5, 2022 – July 10, 2022, at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) National Convention in New Orleans. We are seeking participants in grades 6 - college who are currently taking or have recently taken grade-level math courses. Participants in the study will be compensated for their time and will provide feedback about the usability and accessibility of math editor prototypes. If you will be attending the NFB Convention onsite and are interested in participating, please complete the Accessible Equation Editor Recruiting Survey.

Braille Science Materials Study

The Braille Science Materials Study will take place from July 5, 2022 – July 10, 2022, at the NFB National Convention in New Orleans. We are seeking participants in grades 5 - college who are currently taking or have recently taken grade-level science courses. We are also recruiting Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI). Participants in the study will be compensated for their time and will provide feedback on the readability of tactile graphics that represent various science concepts. If you will be attending the NFB Convention onsite and are interested in participating, please complete the Braille Science Materials Study Recruiting Survey.

Nemeth Code Curriculum Field Study

We are seeking participants who are Teachers of the Visually Impaired, parents of blind students, or blind students who are either using or learning to use braille materials. If you are interested in participating in this field study, please complete the Nemeth Code Curriculum Field Study Recruiting Survey.

Between September 5, 2022, and December 16, 2022, we will be conducting a field study to explore the effectiveness and usability of the curriculum. Each participant will receive compensation. In addition, everyone involved in the field study will have access to the new updated curriculum materials.

The step-by-step Nemeth Code Curriculum is designed to teach braille readers in grades Pre-Kindergarten through second grade how to read and write the Nemeth Code. The engaging Nemeth Focused Lessons for students in grades 3 through 8 provide a fun and supportive way to learn new symbols and practice reading and writing these symbols within grade-level math problems. The user-friendly Nemeth Symbol Library provides definitions of how to write Nemeth Code symbols used in Kindergarten through Calculus. It also provides helpful hints for remembering how to read and write many of the symbols and examples in print and braille.