Access barrier survey - consumer interviews
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so far, which is archived at http://a2knetwork.org/welcome-cis-a2k-member-working-group
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That first message outlined three of our initial activities - the
A2Knetwork.org portal, the regional meetings on A2K (an invitation to
the Asia-Pacific regional meeting has since been sent to those of you
from that region), and the A2K Watch List (which some of you have been
asked to contribute to off-list).
The other initial activity not mentioned in that earlier message is
the access barrier survey, which is intended to uncover evidence of
the actual experience of consumers in trying to access and use
educational materials, software, films and music. This will feed into
the Watch List, as well as being a useful tool for advocacy in itself.
As explained at http://a2knetwork.org/survey, the survey is to be
conducted in two stages: the first stage will comprise a relatively
small number of face-to-face interviews with consumers, which will
form the basis for the development in the second stage of a written
survey that will be disseminated much more widely.
As soon as our pilot of the first stage of this research is complete,
we will require some volunteers from this group to conduct the face-to-
face interviews in their country. This should be quite simple and not
particularly time-consuming, and a set of instructions and an
interview form are available.
If you might be interested in administering the first stage of the
consumer survey with a few consumers in your country, please let me
know off-list. Many thanks!