[BCAB] BBC Loneliness experiment web survey

Kerry Fielding littlemisslovely1973 at me.com
Wed Mar 7 12:04:46 GMT 2018

I at ve just done it.  Took me ages.  Interesting stuff.  Now I just have 
to remember to listen out for the series when it comes up in the autumn.


On 07/03/2018 10:08, Agent Orange via Bcab wrote:
> You may have heard about this on the World Service or Radio 4.  If not, then
> in a nutshell, The BBC has teamed up with some academic collaborators to run
> what they describe as the world's largest loneliness experiment.  It
> involves completing a web survey about your experience of loneliness.  The
> results will be analysed and then discussed in future episodes of All In The
> Mind and Health Check.
> The survey was launched a few weeks ago but was not accessible to screen
> reader users.  There were a number of issues including: questions that used
> inaccessible graphical sliders; the inclusion of photographic recognition
> tasks without a way of skipping past these if you can't see the pictures;
> and an inaccessible results page at the end (amongst others).
> Today a new version of the survey has been launched which they hope is more
> accessible.  In the main, it seems to be although unfortunately it doesn't
> include any results in the final screen.  But screen reader users should now
> be able to complete the survey.
> If you would like to contribute to the experiment by taking part in the
> survey, you will find it at:
> https://exetercles.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AG1JS6hcgsfDKt
> If you have any comments on it's accessibility, or would like to let them
> know what you think of it, send an email to:
> thelonelinessexperiment at manchester.ac.uk
> And if you do want a snapshot of some very early results, once you have
> completed it, go back to the beginning, then click the "Quit Study" button
> to see the results page that has been omitted from the "accessible" version
> of the survey.  The results are not presented very accessibly, but they are
> better than nothing.
> Phil

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