Share Your Experiences with Computer Software and Mobile Apps!

Have you ever struggled to find a particular piece of software to help with computer access for yourself or for an employee with a disability?  Have you had similar difficulty trying to sort through long lists of mobile apps?  Do you wish there was an easier way to learn about compatibility, upgrades, and effectiveness?

Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing the Assistive Software Knowledgebase – a new online resource to help employees with disabilities, employers, and rehabilitation professionals find the information that they need to select, install, and use specialized software for people with disabilities in the workplace. 

We are inviting you to submit a product review that will be included on the site once it is launched in early 2019.

You will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire about the software or mobile app that you use, how you use it, and what you like or dislike about it.  You can also choose to answer additional questions about training and about system and software compatibility.  Review contributors agree to let us conduct research on the combined submissions – allowing us to look for trends and make “best practice” recommendations.

Reviews are welcome from employees with disabilities, service providers, employers, and others with experience with the software in a workplace setting.  Please share this email with others who use assistive software.

Review contributors will be entered into periodic drawings for a $50 check.

Review Topics

We are currently collecting reviews for:

Vision:

  • Screen Magnification software
  • Screen Reader software and mobile apps
  • Magnifier mobile apps
  • OCR / Reading mobile apps

Hearing:

  • Sound Monitoring apps
  • Hearing Aid apps
  • Speech-to-Text (captioning) apps

Learning Disabilities:

  • Reading / Writing software for people with learning disabilities

If you would like to submit a product review, go to Review Team Registration

If you have any questions (or if you would prefer to submit a review over the phone rather than via an online form), please contact:

Karen Milchus (karen.milchus@design.gatech.edu) or 404-894-0393.

Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to learning from your experiences.