Engaging People with Disabilities in Usability Studies

A11yPHL - Philly Accessibility Meetup
A11yPHL - Philly Accessibility Meetup
Public group

Think Company (Philadelphia)

1315 Walnut St floor 2 · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Enter the Philadelphia Building and take elevator or stairs to the 2nd Floor. Enter the glass doors across from the elevators.

Location image of event venue


In tonight's presentation, Kara VanRoekel will be talking about designing and conducting usability studies with participants who have a variety of disabilities and rely, in varying degrees, on assistive technology. She will talk about special considerations necessary when working with disabled participants, what participant populations can be most effectively recruited based on the development stage of the product, best practices for in-person vs remote studies, how to maximize recruitment and develop a database of potential participants, and more.

(Note: This will be a remote talk, streamed over Zoom, but Think Company has graciously offered their awesome Center City space for us to use, and we hope that you can attend in person if possible!)

6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Doors & Registration
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Food & Networking
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A

About our speaker:
Kara is an accessibility services manager at Level Access. She has been involved in UX design and research for more than 16 years. She is especially interested in inclusive design, mobile accessibility, and usability research.

Physical location: Think Company, 1315 Walnut St., Fl. 2
Zoom link: TBD - will be shared on 2/27

We are currently looking for sponsors for CART (live captioning) and food. Please email us at a11yphl [at] gmail [dot] com if your organization is interested in sponsoring this event!