Researcher Survey

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Silver: questions for researchers

DS Jan 5th 2017: This is a draft of a survey to gather information from researchers interested in contributing to Silver

Thank you for expressing interest in the Silver Task Force’s activities toward creating a next-generation set of accessibility guidelines. For background, refer to the Research Projects page.

This short survey asks you some more questions about how you would like to contribute to Silver’s activities. Please fill it in as best you can so that we can make sure that you can contribute in a timely fashion, in an area that best suits your interest.

Contribution of research data

We are interested in establishing current knowledge relating to the validity and applicability of WCAG and other W3C accessibility guidelines, and welcome help finding and reviewing existing published research on any subject relevant to this general topic.

Q1 Have you published research in this area?

  • Yes
  • No

Q1A If yes, would you be willing to provide details of your publications (e.g. references, keywords, abstract)?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2 Have you produced relevant data that might be of interest to Silver's research activity?

  • Yes
  • No

Q2A If yes, please give details of this data, and conditions of reuse

(free text response)

Q3 Do you expect to publish research in this area in 2017?

  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

(optional: ask for details?)

Student projects

We think that some Silver research activities would make for interesting student projects for courses in topics such as interaction design, UX, human-computer interaction, web development, or disability studies.

Q4 Would you be willing to use Silver research questions/activities as a basis for student projects?

  • Yes
  • No

Q4A If yes, please indicate the type of project you would be willing to run:

  • Activity as part of a taught course in an undergraduate or postgraduate module or course
  • Activity as part of a taught course in a MOOC
  • Supervised individual research project
  • Other (please give details)

Q4B What is your preferred timeline for running student projects?

(this should include a date by which you need to have a project description ready, and expected duration of the project)

User research projects

We have identified a number of user research project types that we’re looking for help in running.

Q5 Which of the following project types would you be interested in running or contributing to?

  • Surveys of specific stakeholder groups
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Self-reporting of WCAG use (recruitment of participants and analysis of reports)

Q6 Are there other user research projects you think Silver should undertake as part of its research?

(free text response)

Background research

We have identified a number of user research project types that we’re looking for help in running.

Q7 Which of the following project types would you be interested in running or contributing to?

  • Literature review of research into WCAG’s effectiveness
  • Review of secondary research
  • Analysis of WCAG
  • Analysis of adaptations of WCAG (e.g. rewritten versions of WCAG, other guidelines based on WCAG)

Q8 Are there other background research projects you think Silver should undertake as part of its research?

(free text response)

Restrictions

Silver currently has a statement of Expectations, including copyright and intellectual property conditions under which participation and contribution of new data will be covered.

Q9 Do you anticipate any difficulties contributing work under these conditions as currently defined by Silver?

  • Yes
  • No

Q9A If yes, please give details of your difficulties, including alternative conditions under which you’d be prepared to contribute work not already in the public domain.

(free text response)