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People with Disabilities Invited to Participate in New Survey of User Needs for Wireless Technology

User feedback can help shape wireless device offerings.

People with all types of disabilities are invited to participate in a new survey about their wireless technology use and opinions on device usability. The survey focuses mainly on mobile phones, but also includes questions about tablet computers, such as Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others.

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) recently launched the 2015 Survey of User Needs (SUN) for Wireless Technologies. Wireless users can complete the survey online, by phone or on paper (see below).

First launched in 2002, the SUN is the only national source of comprehensive information and insight into the wireless technology needs of people with disabilities. The wireless industry, regulatory agencies, advocacy organizations and other researchers use SUN data to develop new devices and services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Since the survey’s inception, more than 6,000 people with disabilities have completed the SUN, and more than half have joined the National Consumer Advisory Network (CAN) to continue to provide their feedback.

You may participate in the Survey of User Needs in several ways:

  • Complete the survey online in English here
  • Complete the survey online in Spanish here
  • To complete the survey over the phone, or to request a paper copy with a stamped return envelope, contact John Morris by email or at 404-367-1348.
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