We are seeking people with visual impairment to help us understand the navigation experiences and needs of individuals with blindness and very low vision.
The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is looking for people who are blind or have very low vision to take part in a research project being conducted by Microsoft. The goal of this study is to learn about the challenges experienced when navigating to a desired location.Current navigation technology may only provide accurate direction to a certain point. In this online survey, we would like to understand how people with visual impairment deal with the challenge of navigating to specific destinations.
To be eligible you must:
1. Have a visual impairment – blindness or low vision
2. Be 18 years of age or older
3. Prefer English for reading and writing.
4. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) by completing our member form at:
Participants in this study will be asked to answer questions via an online survey. The survey questions will be about navigating the physical world and general demographic questions about the person with visual impairment. At the end of participation, each participant will 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.