[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind and low-vision adults needed for research study on accessible gaming

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Tue Nov 16 21:34:09 UTC 2021

The below research participant solicitation is being provided for informational purposes only. The National Federation of the Blind has no involvement in this research.

Research study: How accessible and enjoyable are video games for blind and low-vision gamers?

What are the different experiences of blind and low-vision people in gaming? What are the perceived barriers and enablers? Would making video games more accessible encourage blind or low-vision users to play video games more often?
These are some of the questions that the RNIB Accessible Gaming Research consortium is seeking to answer. This consortium, led by the Royal National Institute of Blind People, is supported by researchers with experience in media and gaming from i2 media research at Goldsmiths, University of London and University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education and Sport.
The study is aimed at understanding the experiences of blind and low-vision individuals, their needs and preferences in relation to playing games and how this compares with sighted gamers. It will also seek to understand how enjoyable existing games are to play for people who are blind or low-vision.
The research team will also explore the level of blind/low-vision awareness that exists in the gaming industry and look at how to improve knowledge of accessibility features, remove barriers for their inclusion and encourage their adoption in games.
Below is the link to a survey for all gamers and blind or low-vision people. We want to hear from all gamers (full-vision, blind, and low-vision), and from non-gamers and ex-gamers who are blind/low-vision.
Find the Gaming Survey Here. <https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/gamingsurveyRNIB>
We expect most people will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey and the questions you get will be tailored to you based on your answers to previous questions. You will also have a chance to be entered into a prize draw for a $65 Amazon voucher.
For additional information about this research (including information to register for a focus group or interview) see RNIB's announcement<https://www.rnib.org.uk/sight-loss-advice/home-leisure-and-personal-care/television-radio-and-film/television-radio-and-film-news/research-study-how-accessible-and-enjoyable>. By providing this information you give RNIB and consortium partners consent to store and process your data for the purpose of inviting you to focus groups and interviews as part of this study. We won't use this data in any other way and you can contact us at any time to ask us to delete, amend or view the data we hold on you. For more information view RNIB's privacy policy<https://www.rnib.org.uk/privacy-policy>.
[cid:image005.jpg at 01D7DB07.9A9E7950][cid:image006.png at 01D7DB07.9A9E7950]If you have any questions about this survey or accessible gaming in general
contact us at gaming at rnib.org.uk<mailto:gaming at rnib.org.uk>.

Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
Director of Research Programs, Blindness Initiatives
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2221 | lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>

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