It’s made headlines in the last couple of weeks, here’s what is going wrong with the UK Disability survey and what best practice would look like.
This blog first appeared on the People for Research website
The media caught wind of a massive issue this week, after the UK Disability Survey was released and almost 100 disability organisations and allies called for the government to scrap the rushed initiative (click here to read the full story from the Disability News Service).
The government have already been forced to extend the deadline to complete this survey, but the main criticisms have…
By Jason Stockwell, Insights Marketing Manager at People for Research
We’re reaching a stage where people are starting to wonder what a post-pandemic world will look like. Will we go back to an office, will we attend events again, will we be able to make small talk with strangers about the weather, and, of course, will we return to face-to-face research…
And while we know the answers to some of these questions (mainly about how dreary the UK’s forecast can be in November) we, as researchers, have been able to adapt very successfully to a new remote world by taking…
The hype around artificial intelligence has, for quite a long time, been a mix of excitement over innovation, technological advancements and new possibilities, and fear that humans will lose control of the technology they create.
The topic will be celebrated during this year’s World Usability Day, which will look to “explore design systems that are both highly automated and allow a great degree of user control and will result in to expand human capabilities 1000-fold.”
“If we can design AI which is ‘reliable, trusted, and safe’ we can dramatically enhance human performance in the coming decade.”
Inspired by WUD’s choice…
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By Jason Stockwell and Vicky Karran, PFR’s Data Insights team
When it comes to coronavirus, knowing facts from fables and finding the right sources of data is becoming more and more important. With this in mind, People for Research have been conducting a series of COVID-19 research surveys, which aim to highlight how people are feeling and the areas where people are doing well and need support at the moment.
You can find the most relevant historical data we have collected so far here: www.coronavirus-ukdata.com
We’re diving straight in with the help of our Data Insights team, so get your…
Around a third of disabled people in the UK experience difficulties in accessing public, commercial and leisure goods and services, but at least some of that is set to change by 23rd September. This is the deadline by when all websites managed by public organisations in the UK will have to be fully accessible. This will include not only making their platforms inclusive, but also publishing accessibility statements, explaining how accessible their websites are.
And that’s not all: the new regulations will extend to all public mobile applications by 23rd June 2021.
What the government is hinting at is: accessibility…