The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is looking for people with disabilities to take part in a research project being conducted by Microsoft. The goal of this study is to include people with disabilities in the early phase of product design and to get their reactions and feedback to new product ideas.Researchers want to better understand the accessibility and usability needs and interests of people with various disabilities early in the design process.
To be eligible you must:
Have a disability (e.g., vision, hearing, cognitive, mobility/dexterity)
Be 18 years of age or older
Prefer English for reading and writing or use American Sign Language (ASL)
Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC)
Participants in this study will be asked to answer questions during a one-hour interview which will includequestions that will help researchers to get to know them, and questions about their experience using tools and devices to carry out certain activities. Participants will also review product ideas and provide feedback from their perspective. Participation in this study will take about 60 minutes. After the interview is completed, each participant 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.