[BCAB] Audio description research

Mary-Anne maryannerankin at clara.co.uk
Mon Apr 4 15:17:01 BST 2011


You are correct Iain, lab conditions not required for this piece of work.


On 4 Apr 2011, at 15:04, Iain Lackie wrote:

> As I understood it, this concerned a focus group which I'm sure would not resemble laboratory conditions.
> 
> Iain
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Colin Fowler
> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 12:47 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio description research
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> Hello Mary-Ann,
> 
> My experience of usability testing is that the research tends to not only
> rely on verbal feedback, but also physical feedback, such as facial
> expression, hesitation, and so forth. Obviously this is possible by webcam,
> but I'm not sure whether usability research would consider this as being
> under laboratory conditions.
> 
> I've participated in a lot of research over the years for usability and
> accessibility organisations, and whereas I can see the merits in broadening
> the pool of the participants more nationally, I think that they do prefer
> where possible to conduct research under laboratory conditions and that
> therefore requires representation by participants local to those research
> laboratories.
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Colin Fowler
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mary-Anne" <maryannerankin at clara.co.uk>
> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 12:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Audio description research
> 
> 
>> I have raised the possibility of either online or telephone participation with the research company and they say this is not currently planned but . . . I think they got the message that I was conveying on your behalf and I will stay on the case!
>> 
>> I was very interested in the Accessible Event method and I was not aware of this (perhaps I should have been!) and have looked at their website. Would anyone like to share their experiences of using this service with me? If you find it effective, I should definitely be considering it as a research medium. I do electronic surveys and telephone interviews already, but not of a conference type. Any feedback, encouragement, warning about Accessible Event would be hugely helpful.
>> 
>> At the moment the focus groups in London are full, but I have kept the names of those of you who expressed an interest, and told them I will be in touch should there be a cancellation in case they were still available.
>> 
>> As I mentioned, I believe there are to be focus groups in Slough, Bristol and either Cardiff or Bridgend later in April. If you, or anyone you know might be interested, please pass on my contact details. Best wishes to everyone. MA
>> 
>> 
>> Mary-Anne Rankin
>> Disability Consultant specialising in customer service - passionate about inclusive design
>> 
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>> 01730 818316 / 07717 221490
>> maryannerankin at clara.co.uk
>> www.maryannerankin.co.uk
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