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What makes a website autism friendly?

15 July 2015

CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS

Are you a young adult with autism aged 16-25yrs? The Autism CRC need your help to learn what makes a website easy to read and use for people with autism, so that they can build their ASD Hub Connect website to be as autism friendly as possible.

Researchers Marita Falkmer and Joel Wilson are visiting the SWAN Office for two small group workshops to learn from you about what makes a website easy for people with autism to use. You only need to attend ONE of the workshops.

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Each workshop is a 90 minute focus group with other adults on the spectrum and some of our researchers. You will be asked to identify an example of a 'good' website (one that is autism friendly) and a 'bad' website and bring these examples to the group. The focus group questions will focus on understanding your perspectives of the features of these websites.

Website Focus Group Saturday Workshop

1.30pm to 3.30pm
Saturday 22nd August 2015

SWAN Office
39 Kent St, Busselton WA 6280

Free lunch provided to participants

Website Focus Group Sunday Workshop

10.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 23rd August 2015

SWAN Office
39 Kent St, Busselton WA 6280

Free lunch provided to participants


What will I need to do?

To take part in one of the workshops, please contact the SWAN Office on (08) 9754 7322 or email info@swanautism.org.au and we will send you all the information you need.

Before the day

Please complete this homework before you come to your group:

1. Find a website that you like

2. On a piece of paper, write down:

  • the website address of the website you like
  • three reasons why you like it

3. Find a website that you do not like

4. On the same piece of paper, write down:

  • the website address of the website you do not like
  • three reasons why you do not like it

On the day

Please bring your homework with you to your group.

What will the researchers do?

1. Introduce you to the other people in the group

2. Tell you about the Autism CRC's 'Co-production of an ASD friendly website' project

3. Check that you agree to be part of the group

4. Talk about:

  • websites you like
  • websites you don't like
  • why you like them
  • why you don't like them
  • what you think makes a website ASD-friendly
  • what the proposed Connect Hub part of the Autism CRC's website should provide

5. Draw a picture of the home page you would like:

  • for the proposed Connect Hub part of the Autism CRC's website

6. Provide you with lunch to thank you for your help

Downloads:

The full title of this project is 'Co-production of an ASD friendly website: Development of Processes and Usability Testing'