Chance To Try Out The Accessibiity Of New Bbc Game
the BBC is developing games for children and wants to chck accessibility. short timescale to respondbut allexpenses met if the child is invited to participate. LIndsay
details as i have been given them
System Concepts have been commissioned by the BBC to carry out testing of a series of online games which are due to be launched at the end of January. The ‘digital curriculum’ games are designed to support the national curriculum in subjects such as english, maths and french and are aimed at children aged 5 – 13, for use in their own time. More information about the BBC project can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/digital_curriculum.shtml
The BBC have built these games with accessibility in mind as they are particularly keen to ensure that their games are accessible to the widest possible audience. They have commissioned System Concepts to carry out evaluations of the games with ‘real users’ and therefore we are looking to recruit children who have mobility impairments which preclude them from using normal input devices (such as a mouse) during computer use, and who instead use a keyboard or a single or double switch device, to test the games for us. We are looking for six children in all, two from each of the following age groups: 5 – 6, 7 – 10, 11 – 13. I would be grateful for any help that Scope can give us in putting us in touch with parents (and/or schools) of children with cerebral palsy with such physical disabilities.
We would be happy to carry out the evaluations at our premises in central London, at schools or at home.
Ideally we would like to take a video recording of each evaluation but if the child or their parents were unhappy with this, it would not preclude them from taking part.
We will follow the British Psychological Society’s ‘Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines’ and the Market Research Society’s ‘Conducting Research with Children and Young People (2000) guidelines and we will seek the necessary permission from parents or responsible adult in writing.
An incentive will be offered to each child, this is usually in the form of retail vouchers. We will also meet any interpreter or communicators costs. If any child cannot travel on public transport we will meet their taxi costs.
Further information about System Concepts can be found at www.system-concepts.com
Testing is due to take place between 14th and 22nd January and as such, our timescales are tight. I would therefore be very grateful for a swift response as to whether you feel you will be able to help us in this project, and will contact you shortly to discuss this further.
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