Hello! We are PhD students at Cornell Tech working on research related to accessibility and technology. We’re recruiting blind and low vision folks and audio description professionals in the NYC area for a paid study! We are conducting a two-part study to learn more about BLV users’ and audio describers’ thoughts on engaging 360° video descriptions. Familiarity with 360° video is preferred, but not required.
Interviews will be one hour long. During the interview, you will be asked to share your experiences with AD and brainstorm ideas for 360° video experiences. Although the interviews will be conducted remotely, we are still aiming to recruit people in NYC who can attend the second part of the study. If you have experience with creating audio descriptions as a blind or low vision person but do not live in NYC, please reach out and we may be able to interview you even if you cannot attend the design workshop.
Design workshops will be ~1.5 hours long and in-person at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island. The design workshop will focus on discussing and collaboratively designing innovative 360° video description experiences with other AD enthusiasts.
Compensation is $25 for the interview and $50 for the design workshop. We will also reimburse up to $30 in travel expenses with receipts.
Please fill out this Google Form (tinyurl.com/360VDRecruitment) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions. Thank you so much!