A postgraduate research group at University College London (UCL) are planning a survey about smartphone accessibility for individuals with spinal cord injuries. This is a UCL master’s project which has been reviewed and approved by UCL Research and Ethics Committee (REC).

It is their goal to understand the accessibility challenges that face those with spinal cord injuries at a spinal location of C8 or above when using smartphones, so that they can in turn work on applicable solutions. Your feedback from this study will be highly valued and will be via a questionnaire or interview.

The questionnaire is expected to not take more than 15 minutes to complete and the interview is planned to extend for a maximum of 1 hour. It should be highlighted that at any time you don’t feel like proceeding with any of the two you are completely free to drop out.

Your feedback from this smartphone accessibility study will help the group to propose improvements for designers that will enhance the smartphone experience for all users with upper limb mobility restrictions.

As a way of saying thank you, questionnaire participants will be entered into a random prize draw to win an Amazon voucher of £50, and those who take part in the interview process will be awarded a £15 Amazon voucher for taking part.

If you are interested in participating in this smartphone accessibility study and fall into the following inclusion criteria, please visit: smartphoneaccessibilitystudysci.com.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Be able to independently consent to take part in this study.
  • Have no known cognitive impairments
  • Be able to speak/understand English proficiently.
  • Be someone who has suffered a Spinal Cord Injury at a spinal location of C8 or above.
  • Have used a smartphone within the last 6 months.
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