Accessibility at Mass General Hospital
Information for those with mobility disabilities: moving beyond compliance to ensure an accessible and welcoming environment for all.

Survey of 12,000 Blind and Visually Impaired Women

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School hope to survey 12,000 blind and visually impaired women in order to identify risk factors associated with certain health disorders, such as breast cancer and sleep problems. The results of the survey will help both blind and sighted women make more informed lifestyle choices. A summary of the results will be sent to all participants annually.

The survey is open to all women aged 18 or over who are legally blind. All participants will be entered to win prizes. You could be one of 50 winners to receive a subscription to one of several Braille magazines. Two winners will receive a gift certificate worth $250 to spend with EnableMart. Finally, one grand prize winner will be rewarded with a roundtrip airline fare to anywhere in the continental US courtesy of EnableMart.

You can register for and complete the survey in the convenience of your own home using our rigorously tested Section 508 compliant website at The website also includes a tutorial on completing forms, written by expert screen reader users. The survey may also be completed in Braille, by audio tape, in large print or over the phone.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Erin Evans at 617-525-6707 or via e-mail at; or Dr. Steven Lockley at 617-732-4977, or at

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