The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is seeking people who are blind or have very low vision to take part in a web-based research project being conducted by Microsoft. The goal of this study is to assess the user experience of communication features by gamers who are blind or have very low vision.
To be eligible you must:
1. Play video games on a regular basis
2. Have significant vision impairment (low vision or blindness)
3. Rely on screen readers to access information
4. Have an Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One Xor Windows 10 PC
5. Be a member of the Xbox Insiders Program (free to join and instructions provided)
6. Be 18 years of age or older
7. Prefer English for reading and writing
8. Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) by completing our member form at: https://is.gd/AURCmemberform
Participants will be asked to play a video game in a multi-player setting while using the built-in communication features and complete a questionnaire about their user experience. Players will be able to explore, create, build, or modify their virtual environment while in game play. This study should take about 90 minutes. At the end of the study, participants will each 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.