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RE: Testing web page accessibility by phone

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 15:13:22 -0700
Message-Id: <200205312213.g4VMDM47024313@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi,

One of the advantages of using testing by phone is that the test subjects
need not be local.  This increases the pool of blind test subjects without
significant increasing travel costs.

Using the internet to contact blind people who are interested in the issues
has been quite helpful.

Scott

> I think the lack of testing with real subjects is a big problem for many
> people.  I was at the convention of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
> listening to some researchers from New Mexico.  They were working
> accessibility for the blind with sighted subjects because they had no source
> of local blind subjects (except the approximately 3 students in the school
> who were blind).  I suggested they start with the state agency for the blind
> (I work with Texas Commission for the Blind in my job as a computer
> supplier).  But, I think there is a need for some help to researchers and
> developers in getting good subjects.  And there is no substitute for people
> with real problems, because of the state of the usability science.
> 
> Regards, 
> Dan
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