Dear Diary: Conducting Diary Studies With Participants With Visual Impairments
Within this report we critically reflect on our experiences using a diary study used to understand the use of social networking sites (SNS) by persons with a visual impairment. We elaborate on the development of the data collection process and the challenges involved in retrieving the data from the participants. Feedback from the participants during post-study interviews revealed that most participants were indifferent to the methods for submitting the diary entries and did not find it a challenge. Most of the participants found the process to be a positive experience for self-awareness of their social media use while reporting little to no adverse effects of carrying out the study. Lastly, we provide reflections and lessons learned from the process.
Huff Jr., E.