Have you ever used your phone to read a book in large print? Do you use an iPad to take photos, or a Kindle to read audiobooks?

Close up of iPad

Whether you have used any of these before, or have never thought of using them, researchers from the University of Manchester want to hear from you.

Their short survey looks at how many people with low vision are already using smartphones, tablets or electronic readers: how you found out about them, whether they are useful and what problems you have encountered - or why you’re not interested in using one. 

Most questions are multiple choice, with the option to leave comments, and it should take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete. 

Complete the survey online at http://bit.ly/MED4VI.

If you would prefer a large print copy, or to complete the survey by telephone, contact Rachel Heron at rachel.heron@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 306 2416, or Chris Dickinson on chris.dickinson@manchester.ac.uk or 0161 306 3874.

The survey can be completed anonymously, but if you wish to be entered into the prize draw, don’t forget to leave your contact details. Any contact information you share will only be used for the purpose of this survey, and won’t be passed on.

You must be over 16. The survey is part of a study funded by Fight for Sight, an organisation that funds research into sight loss and treatment for eye conditions, and has gained ethical approval from the University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee.