Compensated Testing Opportunity

The Carroll Center for the Blind is hosting a compensated testing opportunity at its Newton campus. Please read the information below and contact Felicia Scott from Pearson if you are interested in participating.At Pearson, our goal is to design the most effective, usable, and accessible digital educational products. To this end, we are conducting user research of students who participate in the educational system.

We need your help in ‘test driving’ our product, CourseConnect, at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Specifically, we are looking to talk to students who have low-vision and those who are blind. We would like to have you run through our product and tell us what you think of it so that we can better understand how you use our product and what we can do to make it better fit your needs.
CourseConnect 3.0 is an online courseware comprised of over 100 courses representing multiple programs and disciplines, which can be loaded into several popular Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Blackboard and LearningStudio, and on mobile devices. 


We are looking for 12 participants who meet the following qualifications:

Higher education students with all majors who are enrolled in any ground or online 2 or 4 year educational institution. We are looking for:

  • 6 students who are blind and use  screen readers such as JAWS, Windows-Eyes, or VoiceOver. 
  • 6 students with low-vision who use ZoomText or MAGIC.   

Each appointment will take approximately 90 minutes and participants will be offered a $100 gift card as compensation.


We will be conducting studies at:

The Carroll Center for the Blind
Rachel Rosenbaum Technology Center
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA  02458


Studies will take place daily October 29, 2013 through November 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Felicia Scott at Pearson Education via email or by phone at (917) 930-7124.

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