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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 13:00:12 -0400
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My name is Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson University in Towson, MD.  As part of my continuing research concerning web accessibility*, I have developed the attached survey to determine the attitudes of webmasters toward users with disabilities.  The research team also includes Professor Alfreda Dudley-Sponaugle, Computer and Information Sciences and Ms. Kisha-Dawn Greenidge, Graduate Student in the Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson University.

*Web accessibility - When applied to informational systems, accessibility means that an information system is flexible enough to be utilized by someone using alternative input and/or output methods.

If you are currently the webmaster of your website, we invite you to participate in this study, which is completely voluntary.  If you do not manage your website, please pass this e-mail to the individual(s) in your organization that have this responsibility. 

If you choose to participate in this study, your participation will be absolutely anonymous.  Neither anyone reading the results of the survey, nor the research team, will be able to identify you.  To access the survey, click on the following web address, or copy and paste it in your browser's URL field and then press the Enter key.


When you are finished filling out the survey, click the Submit Form button at the bottom of the screen.  At the end of the survey, you have an option to participate in a drawing to win a cash prize.  Three respondents will be randomly selected to receive $100 each.  To participate, you will need to fill out personal information so that we can contact you in order to receive the prize.

If you have any questions about the study, you may contact Professor Dudley-Sponaugle at 410-704-4946 or [log in to unmask] 

Thank you for your time.

J. Lazar, A. Dudley-Sponaugle, and, K. Greenidge
Deparment of Computer and Information Sciences and
Center for Applied Information Technology
Towson University