Our research aims to make screen reader technology more accessible and easier to use. In order to do this, we are looking to learn from the experiences of computer users with visual impairments.
We are a group of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and are recruiting adults with visual impairments to interact with various webpages using screen readers in order to assess accessibility and usability. Participation in the research study is voluntary. Participants will be asked to complete certain tasks while interacting with a number of webpages. At the end of the study, researchers will ask the participants a few questions regarding their experiences during the study.
The study will take place via a teleconferencing software (Example – Zoom). At the beginning of the study, participants will be asked to download an add-on for the NVDA screen reader (if participant chooses NVDA as their screen reader) which logs Screen Reader activity for later analysis. Researchers will walk participants through the add-on installation process. The user study is expected to take about 30 minutes and the exit interview is also expected to take about 30 minutes.
Participants will be compensated with $30 for participating in the user study and exit interview. Participants will be paid more if they refer the study to others. If the referred participant also completes the study, we will offer an additional $10 in compensation. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our recruitment survey
If interested, please contact – Divya Ashok – email@example.com If you have any questions regarding the study, please contact: Prof Gang Wang – firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof Yang Wang – email@example.com If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant, please contact the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office for the Protection of Research Subjects at 217-333-2670 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.