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Smartphone Accessibility Study

A UCL master’s student study approved by UCL REC

This study is supported by UCL Aspire CREATe and aims to understand how smartphone users with a spinal cord injury use their functional abilities, such as hand or arm movement, or voice, in combination with assistive technology to interact with their smartphone. We would like to know if these methods meet your day to day activities, such as making and receiving phone calls and using social media. We hope to identify potential gaps where existing technology does not meet the user needs.

Could you help?

Do you fit the following criteria?

  • Be over the age of 18. 
  • Be able to independently consent to take part in this study.
  • Have no known cognitive impairments.
  • Be able to speak/understand English proficiently.
  • Be someone who has sustained a spinal cord injury at C8 or above.
  • Have used a smartphone within the last 6 months.

If yes, please consider signing up to our study, to provide vital perspective on accessibility to smartphones for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

How can you participate?

There are two components to this study. The interview period has now ended, but you can still complete our questionnaire.

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As a way of saying thank you, questionnaire participants will have a chance to win a £50 Amazon Voucher.

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