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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.

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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 solve inaccessible web tasks for people with visual impairments like Google reCAPTCHA task by transferring the task to someone else. The researchers will divide the participants into requesters and helpers. The researchers will ask the requesters to install and use a browser extension to login to certain websites that require Google reCAPTCHA as human-robot testing, and ask the helpers to wait for messages.

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Requesters will be asked to use our tool to login some websites in browser private mode, which will trigger Google reCAPTCHA testing. They will be asked to transfer the task to their designated friends by clicking some keyboard shortcut. In the meanwhile, the helpers will receive messages of a web link from SMS text and Email. They will try to solve the reCAPTCHA task following the simple instructions inside the content of the link.

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Participants will be compensated with $20 for participating in the user study, and $10 for the exit interview. Participants will be paid up to $30 for successful completion of the whole study. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out our recruitment survey.

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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 our research team for more information about the user testing sessions at