U.S. Web Design System Research Study


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End Date May 31, 2024

Primary Contact Jacline Contrino

Email jacline.contrino@gsa.gov

Phone 512-293-2788

Study Details

Help make government websites work better for people with disabilities

We are reaching out to see if you would be interested in participating in upcoming paid research with the U.S. federal government that aims to learn about the experiences and perspectives of people who have ADHD. Individual studies typically take an hour, the sessions are done remotely, and they provide compensation ($75 virtual Visa gift card).

The studies are conducted by the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS), a US government agency operating out of the General Services Administration (GSA). USWDS is conducting ongoing usability testing to learn how to better design its products and services. The goal of USWDS is to help make government websites more accessible and user-friendly. The study session would involve visiting a fake website and sharing your thoughts as well as completing tasks so the researchers can observe what accessibility issues there may be with the site.

You must meet the following criteria to be considered to participate:

  • You have a laptop, tablet, or phone with reliable internet access
  • You have a cognitive disability (such as ADHD and/or dyslexia)

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in being considered to participate or want to learn more, please visit their research recruitment page and fill out their brief signup form. The USWDS team will reach out to you with more details and possibly schedule a session time that works best for you. Signing up does not guarantee you will be selected to participate. You can also opt out at any time.

Thank you!