We are researchers at IUPUI who are studying how photography can be used to identify and diagnose accessibility problems in the physical environment. If you identify as having a physical disability and can take photographs, you can participate in a two-week diary study where you take photographs of accessibility problems you encounter and share them with us. These photographs will help us better understand how to recognize and resolve accessibility problems that people encounter.
We are looking for people with physical disabilities to share their experiences and opinions. If you:
- self-identify as having a physical disability,
- are 18 or older,
- live in the United States, and
- are able to take photographs with a camera or smartphone
we would love to talk to you about how you could participate in our research study.
We will pay up to $80 (electronic Visa or Amazon gift cards) in total for your participation in the whole study, which includes a baseline interview, two weeks' diary study and an exit interview. For the baseline and exit interviews, we can either meet in person or via Skype, Google Hangouts or phone at a time of your convenience. After each interview, $30 payment will be sent to you by email. You will also be asked to take photographs in your daily lives about inaccessible situations for two weeks. At the end of each week, you will upload at least one photograph to a survey link that we provide you, and for each week that you upload at least one photograph, a $10 payment will be sent by email.
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 and Hanlin Li, BALM Lab