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Re: Screen Reader Survey for User Research Class

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 12:54:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
cc: Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1605171253080.32280@cygnus.smart.net>

agree with all you have said and I probably would have said similar if I 
wasn't so dang PO'd after my first attempt. then got busy with work.

let me just add



On Tue, 17 May 2016, Karen Lewellen wrote:

> Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 11:51:02 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
> To: accessys@smart.net
> Cc: Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Screen Reader Survey for User Research Class
> Resent-Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 15:51:34 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> ...Actually rather a few issues here.
> If this survey is to have choices, it is not constructed towards that end. 
> instead at least for me, the entire survey is one long text entry field. Was 
> that intended?
> Further, your questions suggest that the tool, somehow changes the object on 
> which that tool is used, rather than individual choices and goals influencing 
> how a tool is used. Some screen readers do just that read,  think of our 
> monitor, some allow a person to interact, some work better in different 
> computer environments.
> Additionally many populations besides those experiencing vision issues can 
> and often do make use of screen readers.
> I have read more than once that  the human brain processes faster with verbal 
> input, so  that can translate to a person with another reading uniqueness 
> benefiting as well.
> lastly since screen readers can be used in combination with other technology, 
> you may be missing some applications of your research.
> Speaking only for myself the stereotypes associated with adaptive technology 
> do a great deal of damage.  Your questions seem rooted in more stereotypes as 
> I read it, suggesting that only one population should enjoy inclusive web 
> experiences.  that has me wondering what your survey will contribute to the 
> inclusiveness field?
> Karen
> On Tue, 17 May 2016, accessys@smart.net wrote:
>> survey doesn't work with all screen readers
>> nothing like a survey about screen readers that won't work with them......
>> Bob
>> On Mon, 16 May 2016, Anh Hua wrote:
>>>  Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 19:56:50 -0700
>>>  From: Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu>
>>>  To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>>  Subject: Screen Reader Survey for User Research Class
>>>  Resent-Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 02:57:24 +0000
>>>  Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>>  Hi everyone,
>>>  My name is Anh Hua. I am a student at the University of Washington
>>>  studying
>>>  Human Centered Design and Engineering. This quarter I'm taking a class 
>>> in
>>>  user research. I'm really interested in accessibility, therefore I am
>>>  learning about web accessibility and screen reader usage. I would 
>>> really
>>>  appreciate it if you can help me with this survey. The survey is only 5
>>>  minute long, and it would help solidify my findings from previous 
>>> projects
>>>  as well as provide insights for my final reports.
>>>  The link to the survey is listed below:
>>>  Link to Survey <http://goo.gl/forms/M7fUC8HKpg>
>>>  Thank you all! I would also really appreciate it if you have friends or
>>>  acquaintances who use screen readers and would have great insights to 
>>> add.
>>>  Best wishes,
>>>  *ANH HUA*
>>>  College of Engineering
>>>  University of Washington | Class of 2017
>>>  Human Centered Design and Engineering
>>>  anhhua@uw.edu
Received on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:54:57 UTC

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