Join the Accessibility User Research Collective!


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Are you a person with a disability?  

Do you want to help make Microsoft products more accessible?

Join the AURC!


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Shepherd Center and Microsoft have launched the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) as a new user-centered initiative to engage people with disabilities. Member feedback will be used to improve the accessibility and usability of Microsoft products.


AURC members will:

  1. Have the opportunity to participate in user studies including interviews, focus groups, surveys, and more.

  2. Be compensated when working on a particular research projects.

  3. Use their expertise and experience to shape the future of Microsoft technology and universal design.



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