Thursday, July 11, 2013

Job Accommodation Request Survey

Individuals aged 55 or older and in need of job accommodations are being sought for a study by researchers at the Florida State University.

You are invited to share your perceptions of factors related to accommodation requests by answering a few questions about yourself, your organization (if applicable), and your abilities and emotions in the process. This survey will take about 20-30 minutes.

The first 100 participants completing the survey will have a 1-in-4 chance of winning a $25 gift certificate; the rest of the respondents completing the survey will have a 1-in-4 chance of winning a $10 gift certificate. Moreover, you will be assisting service providers and employers to learn more about how to improve the job accommodation process for older workers, considering the fast trend in the aging workforce. The survey can be accessed through the following link:

If you have any questions about the research study or need an alternative survey format, please contact Dr. Shengli Dong by e-mail at

Monday, July 8, 2013

Seeking AT users with visual impairment

Interested in participating in an activity to help test the accessibility of a financial website?

JPMorgan Chase will be conducting an accessibility study to test the design of our website and how well it serves you. The session will take about 90 minutes and we will give you a gift of $150 cash for your participation and can also arrange transportation to and from our facility.

To participate in the study, we ask that you meet the following requirements:
  • Be using some kind of assistive technology related to visual impairment
  • Have experience using financial websites (Online Banking) a few times a month
  • Be over 18 years of age 
If you are available and would like to be part of this activity, please call at (206) 500-2709 or reply via e-mail to with subject line “Financial website study”.

Please provide:
  • Your name
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Indicate the financial website that you have experience with
  • Phone number
  • Assistive Technology
    1. The type of assistive technology that you use and if it is compatible with other systems or not
    2. Are you comfortable coming to our facility for the study and setting up your assistive technology using your own computer? 
We will contact you within the next few days if you are an appropriate match.