From the Carroll Center for the Blind:
National Geographic Learning, a leading creator of K-12 digital classroom materials, is looking for participants to help ensure their digital products can be enjoyed and accessed by all individuals!
National Geographic Learning is launching an accessibility usability study which will take place over Zoom with a National Geographic Learning representative. During the session participants will be guided through the National Geographic Learning platform to test the accessibility of various user tasks. There will be no pre- or post-work required for participation.
- At least 18 years old
- Visually impaired or blind (we are looking for participants who rely on some form of assistive technology when using a computer, such as a screen magnifier, screen reader or refreshable braille display)
- Steady WIFI connection
- A desktop computer/laptop (Windows or Mac) or a Chromebook
- Zoom access set up prior to joining the session
- Ability to share audio and video during the test
Participant’s computer screen and audio will be shared through Zoom. The Zoom call will also be recorded for note-taking and internal research purposes. Although the product to be tested is designed for teachers and students, you do not have to be a current teacher or student to participate in the study.
The session will last no longer than 60 minutes, and compensation will be a $100 gift card. The compensation is not dependent on what you say, but only that you participated.
Please fill out the National Geographic Learning Accessibility Study Survey to express your interest in participating in this usability study. If you are chosen for this study, you will be contacted via email by a representative from National Geographic Learning to set up a time for the usability test. Usability tests will be conducted the week of March 1st during business hours (between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. EST). Thank you for considering this opportunity! For any questions, please contact Mary Schwab.
About the Carroll Center for the Blind
ESTABLISHED IN 1936, the renowned Carroll Center for the Blind has been serving those with vision impairment for over eight decades; we are known nationally as a premier Vision Rehabilitation Center. Located just outside of Boston on a sprawling campus in Newton, Massachusetts, we proudly serve ALL ages and ALL stages of vision loss.
With the ongoing promise of improving the lives of people with vision-related problems, The Carroll Center for the Blind has pioneered many innovative services allowing people who are blind or have low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. Our services include vision rehabilitation, vocational and transition programs, assistive technology training, educational support, and recreation opportunities for individuals who are visually impaired of all ages. For over 80 years, the expertise of Carroll Center staff has provided help for thousands of blind and visually impaired persons with diverse opportunities for success and independent living.
About the Louisiana Deafblind Project
The mission of the Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children & Youth is to provide technical assistance and information dissemination to Louisiana students with combined hearing and vision loss, their families, schools, service providers, school districts, and the Louisiana Department of Education.