Reimagining Access: Call for research participants

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Dear colleagues,
User experience faculty and students from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena are seeking participants for a research study about the ease of use of digital tools for people with disabilities who wish to access archival materials.  
In order to get the most impactful results, we need a broad and diverse pool of research participants.  Can you help us recruit people by sharing this announcement throughout your network?
For this study, we would like to recruit adult participants who may be Blind, have low vision, are Deaf, are hard-of-hearing, or have ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or use adaptive technologies to access digital tools and services. During one-on-one 60 – 90 minute sessions, participants will work with designers and students through interviews, use of existing assistive technologies, test prototype concepts, and give their feedback about their experience.  These will take place from February to June 2021. Tools and services will be enhanced based on the findings and recommendations from the study to make it more usable by adults with disabilities. All personal information is confidential.
Please complete this brief 3 minute, 12 question sign-up to be considered for participation in the research sessions.
Please feel free to contact Maggie Hendrie at if you have any questions. Reimagining Access: Inclusive Technology for Archives & Special Collections is made possible is possible thanks to an Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant.
Join us for our free upcoming online  Symposium on February 11th, 2021.
Many thanks and very best wishes.
Maggie Hendrie. Professor, Chair
Graduate Media Design Practices + Undergraduate Interaction Design, ArtCenter College of Design
Robert Dirig,
Director, Archives & Special Collections, ArtCenter College of Design


Robert Dirig | Director, Archives and Special Collections
ArtCenter Library, ArtCenter College of Design
950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105