Invitation to Participate in Research on Evaluating Accessibility and Usability Guidelines – Blind and Visually Impaired Users


Are you blind or visually impaired, and at least 18 or older? Do you use computers non-visually by listening to a screen-reader software? Do you have at least three years of experience searching for information on the Internet?

If your response is yes to all of these questions, you can earn $100 for participating in a research study.

A research team comprising blind and sighted scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is developing design guidelines to improve the accessibility and usability of digital libraries (DLs) for users who are blind or visually impaired.

Volunteers chosen as study participants will be invited to complete an electronic survey soliciting your input and feedback on these design guidelines. Participation may take between two to four hours at a time convenient to the participant. You will first be asked to review guidelines and then rate the guidelines based on various criteria, in addition to providing feedback and recommendations for improvement. Upon completion of the study, the participant will receive a $100 gift card as a token of appreciation.

If you are interested in participating, or have a question, please contact Research assistant (email: Please reference project title: “Creating digital library (DL) design guidelines for blind and visually impaired (BVI) users – BVI Users” (IRB#:18.302) in the subject line of the email. Please pass on this information to other suitable candidates who you think may be interested.