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About AccessWorks

AccessWorks is a participant recruiting service, used exclusively with Loop11. Our goal is to help you make your web site work better for everyone. Our database currently contains a growing list of people from around the U.S. with a wide range of disabilities:

  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deafness or hard of hearing
  • Physical/mobility impairment
  • Cognitive impairment

What does it cost to use participants from AccessWorks?

Each participant from AccessWorks who completes your Loop11 test costs $45. Most of that fee goes to the participant as an incentive. A small portion goes to Knowbility to maintain the database and for recruiting efforts.

Does AccessWorks offer screening by specific disabilities?

At this time, we do not offer screening by demographics, for example, for particular disabilities or technologies. We are planning to include this in the future. Meanwhile, we encourage you to take advantage of the diversity that open recruiting offers. If you need to know the demographics of test participants, you can include those questions in your Loop11 script.

How many people with disabilities are in the AccessWorks database?

As of July 2013 we have over 250 names in our growing database. But we want more.

That’s where you come in. The more usability researchers use AccessWorks, the easier it is for us to recruit more participants. As word spreads within the disability community the number and diversity of our participants will grow.

Have more questions?

If you have questions or suggestions, please email: knowbility@knowbility.org.

AccessWorks is maintained by Knowbility, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates accessible technology, and is used exclusively with Loop11’s usability testing tool.

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