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Re: Screen Reader Survey for User Research Class

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 11:51:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: accessys@smart.net
cc: Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1605171136440.8019@server2.shellworld.net>
...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?

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 15:51:31 UTC

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