Our research aims to make computers and the Internet more accessible and easier to use. To help design more accessible technologies, we are seeking to learn from the experiences of computer/Internet users with or without visual impairments.
We are a group of researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and are recruiting adults with or without visual impairments to try out a new browser extension designed to show additional information on websites visited over a period of two weeks. The researchers will ask participants to respond to online questionnaires and invite them for a follow-up interview in which they will have the opportunity to provide feedback about their overall experiences using the browser extension.
Participants will be asked to use our browser extension over a 2-week period, during which they will be asked to keep the extension enabled as they use their Internet browser to access regularly visited websites. Over the course of the two weeks, participants will have their browsing behavior pseudonymized and logged for analysis. Participants will use the browser extension on their own devices (e.g., laptop or desktop). Following the 2-week period, participants will be invited to participate in a remote exit interview aimed at understanding their user feedback about the browser extension. The interview should take approximately 45 minutes.
Participants who complete the study will receive up to $70 gift certificate. Compensation will be pro-rated in way that recognizes time and effort put in prior to withdrawal: first week ($20), second week ($20), exit interview ($20), and bonus for completing the whole study ($10). If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our recruitment survey.
If you are selected, you will be contacted via email with detailed information on the user testing sessions. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Dr. Yang Wang for more information about the user testing sessions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217.244.0401).