The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) is looking for people who use screen readers and play video games on their PC to take part in a research project being conducted by Microsoft.
Game Bar is a PC application or gaming overlay that is built into Windows 10. Game Bar users can access widgets or functions to screen capture and share, chat with Xbox friends, play music, and more. Microsoft researchers would like to understand more about the user experience of individuals who rely on screen readers and interact with Game Bar.
The goal of this research study is to learn about the usability and accessibility of Game Bar for individuals that use screen readers.
To be eligible you must:
Rely on screen readers to access information on a PC (Windows 10)
Play games primarily on a PC
Spend 4 or more hours a week playing video games on a PC
Have an Xbox Live account (free or paid)
Be 18 years of age or older
Prefer English for reading and writing
Be a member of the Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC)
Participants in this study will be asked to answer questions about their user experience. The survey will include a few questions about the participant and their gaming behavior/habits, and the experience of using the Game Bar app. Participation in this study may take up to 60 minutes to complete. Following completion of carrying out the tasks and answering the questions, 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.