The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is recruiting working professionals with visual impairment who rely on screen readers or other assistive technology to test a project management software that Microsoft staff, providers, and vendors will use to handle the workflow of their Campus Refresh construction project. Participants will complete tasks in the project management system and answer questions about their experience. The goal of this study is to get feedback on the challenges and successes experienced by people with visual impairments. Findings from this study will be used to help inform Microsoft staff as they make efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of this project management system.
To be eligible you must:
1. Have a visual impairment – (blindness or very low vision)
2. Be 18 years of age or older
3. Prefer English for reading and writing
4. Be a working professional
5. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) by completing our member form at:
Participants will be asked to complete tasks and answer questions about their user experience and a few questions related to their visual impairment and technology use. Completion of the usability survey may take about 1 hour. Following completion of the usability survey, participants will receive a $50 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.