Peer Research

What is peer research?

People with cognitive disabilities know best what kind of help they need to better understand a web-page and web-content. They are experts in their own field. This is why they play an important role in the project. User with cognitive disabilities are included in all phases of the project as researchers. 

"As a peer researcher, I say what is good and what is bad on the Internet."
Paolo
Peer researcher

How are the peer researchers involved in the  project?

  1. They participate in the research to find out which criteria the EasyReading Software needs to fulfill.
  2. They work together with the developers to test and improve the software.
  3. They evaluate the software as users.
"We work with a group together, who say what is difficult on the Internet.
Or what does not work. We want people with learning disabilities to be able to do that."
Elisabeth
Peer researcher

Why is it important to involve users with cognitive disabilites?

Peer Researchers can inform scientific researchers and developers what is good for them and what issues or areas they should address. The involvement of users ensures that the EasyReading software is easy to use and fulfils the user needs in everyday life.

"Only I can say what is difficult for me."
Franziska
Peer researcher

Who are our peer researchers for the EasyReading project?

We are working together with 3 groups of Peer Researchers: 

  • DART  (Sweden)
  • Proqualis (Austria) 
  • PIKSL (Germany)

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