> Kat: User testing refers to the evaluation of products and services by users from the general population or a targeted population with the goal of determining ease-of-use and user satisfaction. With these same aims, WID’s user testing sessions focus specifically on accessibility for people with disabilities as consumers and workers throughout the digital and built environment.
> WID regularly customizes user testing sessions in order to improve the accessibility of your products and services for people with disabilities. During testing sessions, users are given a list of tasks and asked to provide feedback as they attempt to complete them; meanwhile, WID researchers, who are trained in accessibility best practices, observe and note “pain points” and highlight areas in which users experience a high level of difficulty completing any of the assigned tasks. Notes and observations are then organized into a formal report with specific recommendations so that improvements in accessibility can be made.
> WID is always looking to expand its roster of people to participate in our usability testing program. All user testers are paid for every session they are selected for. As user testers, you are the experts on accessibility, including by utilizing your assistive technologies and devices and we aim to learn from the experience you bring to the testing lab. WID currently conducts virtual sessions in your home and in-person at a variety of locations.
> If you are interested in participating, please complete the WID user testing application on our website at http://www.wid.org/user-testing-application/. It is important that we have as much information as possible via this application in order to place you in the appropriate user testing or focus group session.
> Thank you for your interest in contributing to improving accessibility!
> In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we will be continuing the conversation about digital accessibility. Join us on Thursday, May 20 at 4PM Eastern Time, 1PM Pacific, 8PM Coordinated Universal Time. You don’t want to miss it!