Paid Online Testing Opportunity

disability rights ukPaid online testing opportunities with Disability Rights UK to develop a system reporting cyber crime

Disability Rights UK is working with a tech company developing a government website for reporting cyber incidents.

The company are looking for 10 - 12 disabled people to take part in online testing during the week of Monday 13th April.

All those selected to take part will receive a £20 voucher for their time.

The testing, including a video call, will take up to one hour. Participants will be asked to try out the prototype and give feedback on their experience, including how they find the terminology, font sizes, form clarity and its overall usability.

You're not expected to know anything about cyber crime or even be very experienced with digital technology. In fact, the company is especially keen to recruit people who are relative beginners at using the internet (especially older people) to see if they can work their way through the system.

Everyone would however need to be able to go online and have a computer or other device with a webcam.

If you’re interested in taking part, please respond to by Tuesday 7th April, giving your name, impairment (to ensure we get a good range of experiences) and saying why you would like to take part.

At this stage, the company could especially benefit from feedback from people with mild/moderate visual impairments, cognitive impairments (e.g. dyslexia, Autism) and motor impairments. As mentioned, they are also very keen to hear from older people or those with low digital literacy.

The current prototype cannot yet accommodate the use of assistive software such as screen reading or voice recognition (that testing will come later). If you use assistive hardware such as large keyboards and alternative input devices, that should be fine.

Tony Stevens

Head of Development

Disability Rights UK