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Last Updated: 10 November 2022

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Web-Based System Navigation Database to Support Equitable Access to Assistive Technology: Usability Testing Study.

Background Thess Objective: According to history, resistive technology can contribute to how people live and engage in everyday life, such as communication and mobility, and it improves access to the services they need. Navigating Canada's AT system has been described as fragmented and difficult, posing challenges to people who need AT, caregivers, and health care professionals. AccessATCanada was created as a centralized web-based resource to help AT customers gain access by posting details about the current jurisdictional funding schemes and services. Methods Using a think-aloud strategy and semistructured interviews was used to determine the effectiveness and success of and user satisfaction with AccessATCanada, as well as problems with the website during end-user interaction. User feedback was used to inform subsequent revisions of the database with the intention of improving website friendliness and functionality before its official launch. Conclusions A total of ten people were involved in the usability testing study. Overall, the users gave a good review of the beta version of the web-based resource that was tested over two cycles and helped identify areas for change. Conclusions This research provides commentary on the benefits of usability testing and elements that are essential to the development of user-centric websites, such as the inclusion of participants with varying abilities and preferences regarding website layout and accessibility in a rapidly mobile world. AccessATCanada is now part of a global reaction to extend the reach of AT programs and services, increase the availability of AT, increase the accessibility of AT, and minimize the difficulty of finding AT systems.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36326813

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