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Re: Screen Reader Survey for User Research Class

From: Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 13:41:21 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGDBfwc6FpbzMPydcNHq+3rd3NBmOpBf34BDiiStmdH9fD7iJg@mail.gmail.com>
To: accessys@smart.net
Cc: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I'm also taking notes of all of the opinions! Thank you for taking the time
to give feedback!

Best wishes!

*ANH HUA*
College of Engineering
University of Washington | Class of 2017
Human Centered Design and Engineering
anhhua@uw.edu

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Anh Hua <anhhua@uw.edu> wrote:

> I'm terribly sorry to hear that it wasn't accessible for you. I'm a
> student and am just starting to learn about accessibility, therefore I
> don't entirely have the hang of it yet. I consulted a few people who use
> screen readers to see which survey tool was accessible to use before
> starting the project. At the end I went with Google Form because it allowed
> anyone to access, as opposed to Catalyst, a survey tool my school provide.
> However it seems like it is not accessible for everyone.
>
> So I have a few questions regarding the feedback:
>
>    1. Can you tell me what was inaccessible about it so I can make sure
>    it doesn't happen again?
>    2. What survey tools do you usually use that are accessible?
>    3. For the problems you encountered, have that happened with Google
>    Form before?
>
> Thank you!
>
> *ANH HUA*
> College of Engineering
> University of Washington | Class of 2017
> Human Centered Design and Engineering
> anhhua@uw.edu
>
> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 9:54 AM, <accessys@smart.net> wrote:
>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Amen!!
>>
>>
>> Bob
>>
>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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