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Seeking paid Accessibility User Testers to help make the internet accessible to all!

AmyAbilityNet1AmyAbilityNet1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited March 2016 in Disabled people
Hi everyone, My name is Amy and I head up the Service Delivery teams at AbilityNet.

We are a unique charity that helps disabled people use many kinds of technology at home, at work and in education - we help people directly through advice and information services, but we also work with some of the biggest names in the business world, including Barclays, BT, HSBC and many others from many different sectors.

We help make sure that websites and apps are accessible (and legal) but we also work with our clients as employers - giving them the tools and one to one support they need to recruit and train the best staff, including people with disabilities.

We are currently seeking to increase our bank of disabled user testers to help us deliver user accessibility studies and recommendations to our client base. These users would be paid for their time and travel and would be instrumental in making the digital world more accessible.

We have a series of upcoming user tests spanning the next 3-6 months and we are looking for individuals that are able to travel to our testing lab at Angel Gate in London. To be considered to participate in these tests, please follow this link http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/testers and enter your details into the form provided. The pay rate for each 1.5 hour test completed is £60 plus travel expenses.

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  • NoahNoah Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    I've just registered my interest in becoming a tester for you. I've also edited your web address so that's it's a hyperlink to make it more accessible.

    Kind regards

    Noah
  • AmyAbilityNet1AmyAbilityNet1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you Noah! The team will be in touch to discuss your availability.
  • pink_princesspink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    I'm interested I will register now
  • pink_princesspink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    Just registered :)
  • AmyAbilityNet1AmyAbilityNet1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Brilliant Em, we will be in touch shortly!
  • AmyAbilityNet1AmyAbilityNet1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I also wanted to use this thread to publicise an urgent requirement for filming work!

    Any questions, let me know!

    The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium
    (W3C) is *urgently* looking for people with disabilities to appear in a
    series of short videos to introduce and promote web accessibility. The
    filming will carried out on *Thursday 17 March in London*.

    We are looking for the following people:
    - Someone using voice recognition (eg. quadriplegic);
    - Someone using a head-stick (eg. spasms);
    - Older person with tremors (eg. Parkinson);
    - Child or young person with Down Syndrome;

    All appearances are non-speaking roles. You will be filmed while you use
    your computer to browse the web, to show success with accessible
    websites and barriers frequently encountered. Descriptions of these
    short films are available online:
    - http://w3c.github.io/wai-showcase-examples/Overview

    Travel expenses in (and, if needed, near) London can be covered, as well
    as compensation at actor-rates. All films will be made publicly
    available through the W3C website with appropriate acknowledgements.

    Please let me know if interested by emailing [email protected]
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