[NFBWATLK] Research Participation Opportunity for People with Low Vision

Cindy Bennett clb5590 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 21:51:51 UTC 2018


I am passing this announcement on for a colleague. Please contact them
directly with inquiries about the study. Also, I have not joined the
Greater Seattle Chapter list yet, so if someone could forward it
there, that would be helpful.

Thank you,

Microsoft Research is exploring how to make virtual reality more
accessible to people with low vision (i.e., people who are not
completely blind, but who have visual challenges that cannot be fully
addressed by corrective lenses). If you have low vision, are at least
18 years old, and are able to visit our Redmond office in person, then
you are eligible to participate in our study. Note that you must have
some functional vision in order to participate – if you typically rely
entirely on a screen reader rather than your vision in order to
interact with computing devices, then this study is not a good fit for

The study will take place in early July, will last 1 hour, and you
will earn a $50 Amazon gift certificate as a gratuity for your time.
During the study, you will try several virtual reality applications
and provide us with feedback about their accessibility. Your
participation will help us design more accessible virtual reality
tools for people with low vision.
 If you would like to participate, please email Microsoft Research
intern Yuhang Zhao at  t-yuzhao at microsoft.com   and indicate whether
you have ever used any type of virtual reality application before,
such as applications on platforms like HoloLens or Oculus.  If you
have used VR before, please briefly describe the situation(s) in which
you have used it (e.g., tried it briefly at a store or demo, use it
regularly, etc.).

Cindy Bennett

Ph.D. Candidate in Human Centered Design and Engineering
University of Washington

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