[jaws-uk] Fw: research

  • From: "terry cooper" <terrycooper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 19:49:57 +0100

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From: terry cooper 
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 7:05 PM
Subject: research

Hi All

I hope its alright to post this.

I was contacted at work by someone who is carrying out research around 
accessibility and usefulness of web sites using screen readers.

Its obviously completely optional if you wish to assist with the below request.



Subject:  Visually impaired web users
Date:  12 May 2006 22:47:58 +0100
>Dear Participant(s),
>My name is Ayo Ogundipe from City University. I am currently doing
>an Msc in Information Science at City University London, and working
>on a project titled: Providing better descriptions of graphics on
>the World Wide Web for visually impaired users.
>What I have done is create a preliminary set of guidelines for image
>description on the web using existing sources. This is being used to
>update a website.
>The goal is to find out the inadequacies of current guidelines and
>image descriptions, and what can be done to improve them.
>What I am looking for is a number of visually impaired people who
>use the web (using screen readers) to visit the website, and check
>if the image descriptions are adequate.
>I would like to know if the descriptions are helpful or not.
>Also what would you prefer with regards to describing images on the
>web/internet that would make it easier when online.
>All it will take is for participants to visit the website for a few
>minutes, and then give their opinion or feedback by email or phone
>(I can call).
>Participants can feedback to me on:
>Telephone: 020 8599 7693
>The main site we will be looking at is:
>It will be ready by this Monday 15th May 2006.
>It is a website that was originally designed using mainly graphics,
>which had no image descriptions. Now we have applied our guidelines
>to the site.
>In the main time, I would also like your opinion on the homepages
>(alone) of the following five sites with regards to the description
>of graphics on the home pages. I have attached a document with eight
>questions to guide your evaluation. If you prefer that I call to go
>through the points or questions I can, once I have a number to call.
>I would appreciate if you could please feedback by Thursday 18th May
>2006. This close deadline is due unforeseen problems encountered,
>and a change in the timetable.
>Thank you very much for your help and participation
>Best Regards,

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