Volunteers with disabilities needed for Canadian Archival Website Accessibility Research Study

The goal of this study is to inform archivists about potential accessibility and usabilityRusty padlock barriers present on archival websites, and educate them on how to improve websites for all viewers. As well, this study will compare the experiences of users with disabilities to those from users without disabilities, in order to chart whether there are similarities or differences in the barriers found.

Volunteers may live anywhere in the world, have any level of computer/internet experience and don’t need any experience using an archives. The study is seeking people with visual disabilities (including blind, low vision, colour blind, etc.), physical disabilities (includes those who have limited or no use of arms or hands, etc.), cognitive/neurological/learning disabilities (includes those with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, etc.), auditory disabilities (deaf and hard of hearing) and/or multiple disabilities.

More information about the study and contact information: http://www.lisasnider.ca/content/volunteers-needed-archival-website-research-study

Contact Lisa Snider, the Co-Investigator of the research study, at lsnider@interchange.ubc.ca or at (604) 347-5913