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Re: Recruiting assistive technology users for usability testing


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Apr 22, 2010 5:48AM

from a legal standpoint the method to go about this would be to have your HR
department contact the particular employees and give them an opportunity to
contact you if they are interested in participating. The choice is then on
the employee and information is not compromised unless the employee
volunteers to participate.
Chuck Krugman, M.S.W., Paralegal
1237 P Street
Fresno ca 93721
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From: "Angela Colter" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:49 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Recruiting assistive technology users for usability

> I'm working on a usability testing project for a large financial services
> company and I'd like to include company employees who are assistive
> technology users in our group of participants.
> Problem is, the Human Resources department has, in the past, frowned on
> asking these employees to participate because HR doesn't want them to be
> "singled out."
> I'm wondering if any of you have experiences dealing with getting
> permission
> from a company's HR department to involve employees with disabilities in
> your usability testing efforts.
> Thanks for any advice you have to share.
> Angela
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> Angela Colter
> Usability Consultant
> 215-921-6677
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> Twitter: @angelacolter