We are seeking people with visual impairment to complete a survey about their use of screen reader and virtual assistant technology.
The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is looking for people who are blind or have very low vision to take part in a web-based research project being conducted by Microsoft and Shepherd Center. The goal of this study is to learn about the current technology use of people with visual impairment and get their feedback on accessing information using screen reader and virtual assistant technology.
To be eligible you must:
1. Be visually impaired (blind or very low vision) – legally blind
2. Be 18 years of age or older
3. Prefer English for reading and writing
4. Be a screen reader user (e.g., JAWS, Narrator, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack)
5. Be a virtual assistant user (e.g., Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant)
6. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective
Participants will be asked to answer survey questions about their current technology use and to give their feedback on screen reader and virtual assistant technology. Study duration will take about 30 minutes. At the end of the study, participants will each receive a $25 stipend for their time and effort.
The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is a national community of people with all types of disabilities interested in helping make technology more accessible and usable. The AURC is organized and maintained by assistive technology researchers at Shepherd Center.
To learn more about and join the AURC, please visit: www.accessibilityuserresearchcollective.org
ABOUT SHEPHERD CENTER
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.
Interested? Questions? Please contact Nicole Thompson at AURC@shepherd.org.