This PowerPoint was presented at the Evaluation 2013 conference on Saturday, October 19 at 9:50am.
Although a deep body of literature exists on the design of web and phone surveys of the general population, few studies have examined the design of multi-mode surveys with individuals with disabilities. The current study presents the design challenges faced and strategies developed in creating and testing a multi-mode survey of individuals with physical disabilities that preclude them from reading standard print books, primarily visual disabilities. The survey targeted those eligible for the Talking Book and Braille Program through the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Challenges included balancing the design of the survey for ease of use for those reading in large print and those reading with screen reader technologies; working with the extra time requirements for taking a survey using assistive technology; and testing to ensure accessibility for those using various or no screen readers. #surveydesign #2013Conference #DisabilitiesandOtherVulnerablePopulations