Northcott Innovation are seeking volunteers with vision impairment to take part in field research and test Guide Dots (a smart phone app).
Guide Dots is an app that aims to help individuals who have a vision impairment not only navigate between point A and B, but understand what’s between A and B.
Background: Northcott Innovation have developed an improved version of the free app Guide Dots. Guide Dots is an iOS and Android app that provides individuals with vision impairment broader information of the world around them and references points of interest between locations. The objective of the field research is to receive feedback from participants with vision impairment that have tested the Guide Dots app in a real world environment. The findings will be consolidated and used to improve the Guide Dots app.
We are looking for volunteers that:
What will our participating volunteers be asked to do? We want to test and understand how participants utilise the Guide Dots smartphone app as they go about their daily routine. In order to do this, we would like to question participants via a short survey on how they felt Guide Dots performed whilst they:
Our testing is intended to not be intrusive and we do not want to prevent participants from doing what they need to do, when they need to do it. After testing our app, we may like to have a short conversation with participants about:
Do you want to volunteer? To express your interest to participate please email us with the following information:
For further information or questions please contact: email us