The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is recruiting individuals with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or who identify as being on the autism spectrum, and use video conferencing software to give feedback on their experiences using this type technology.
Data from this project may be used to design new software tools and user interfaces that may improve the user experience of video conferencing for people on the autism spectrum.
To be eligible you must:
1. Identify as having autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or being on the autism spectrum
2. Use video conferencing (e.g., Skype, Google Hangouts)
3. Be 18 years of age or older
4. Prefer English for reading and writing
5. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) by completing our member form at:
Participants will be asked to meet with one or two Microsoft researchers for 60-90 minutes to discuss their experiences, challenges, and desires for video conferencing. Interviews will be conducted via phone or video conferencing. Following completion of the interview, participants will receive a $75 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.