Have accessibility barriers impacted your ability to participate in activism? We are researchers from Indiana University who are interested in improving the accessibility of activist events and protests, and ensuring that people with disabilities can participate in these events remotely.
The purpose of this study is to test the usability and accessibility of ActVirtual, a mobile application we are developing for participating in public activism, and to learn more about people with disabilities' needs and preferences for activism technologies.
We are looking for people with disabilities to share their experiences and opinions. If you:
- self-identify as having a disability,
- are 18 or older,
- live in the United States, and
- have participated in, or wanted to participate in, activism
we would love to talk to you about how you could participate in our research study.
If you agree to be in the study, we will have you try the ActVirtual app, and will interview you afterwards to learn more about your interests for digital activism tools. We anticipate that the usability test and post interview will last 30 minutes each (60 minutes total), and these two components can be completed remotely and at separate times. We will compensate you with a $25 Amazon gift card, which will be emailed to you at the end of the interview session.
If you are interested, please let us know by email and we can send you the full recruitment information. Thanks for your time!
Dr. Erin Brady, Disha Bora, and Sagar Salvi, BALM Lab