PowerUp

Online Consent Information Sheet

 
 20% 
Thank you for agreeing to participate in our survey.

Before we start, we’d like for you to read the informed consent information below. Informed consent refers to the voluntary choice of an individual to participate in research based on an accurate and complete understanding of its purposes, procedures, risks, benefits, and alternatives. The survey will be completely anonymous and voluntary. We do not ask or identify any individuals who plan to participate in this survey. If you have any questions before completing this survey, please contact the investigators:


Darya Slobodyanik
dslobo1@umbc.edu
240-429-2830

Dr. Amy Hurst
amyhurst@umbc.edu

Dr. Shaun Kane
skane@umbc.edu
206-923-8306


Informed consent:

You must be of 18 years or older to participate in this survey.

The purpose of this study is to discover what challenges people with limited mobility face in using technology, discover how to improve technological devices to be more universally accessible, and find out what functions an individual with limited mobility would like to see in a power wheelchair-integrated touchscreen device. You are being asked to volunteer because you are the user of a power wheelchair. You will be asked to answer questions about the usability of technological devices that you have interacted with in the past, to suggest improvements for those devices, and to indicate what features of a technological device would be of most interest to you. The survey may take about 20 minutes to complete.

There are no known risks involved in completing the survey. There are no tangible benefits for completing the survey, but you may help us to develop a more user-friendly, universally accessible technological device for people with limited mobility who use power wheelchairs.

Participation is entirely voluntary; you may at any time withdraw from participation.

All data obtained will be anonymous. There is no way for us to find out who you are, and your data will not be shared with any other parties under any circumstance.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the UMBC Institutional Review Board (IRB). A representative of that Board, from the Office for Research Protections and Compliance, is available to discuss the review process or my rights as a research participant. Contact information of the Office is (410) 455-2737 or compliance@umbc.edu.

After reading the consent items, please proceed to the questionnaire on the next page. Click "Next" to get started with the survey. If you'd like to leave the survey at any time, just click "Exit this survey".