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Vaughan | 13:37 UK time, Thursday, 31 May 2007

AbilityNet, the national charity which offers a range of services to help disabled people access technology and the internet, has a UK network of home testers who have a range of physical, sensory and cognitive impairments, dyslexia and literacy difficulties, and with a range of web surfing experience. However, they are always interested in adding people to this network as their work in this area grows - and right now, they are particularly looking for anyone with dyslexia who might be interested in taking part.

AbilityNet pay their testers £10 an hour for their work, on receipt of their fully written-up findings. A typical job may take up to 2 or 3 hours, including write-up time. The testing is done at home on the tester's own computer, and in their own time.

If you, or someone you know, has an impairment of any kind that (importantly) impacts upon your computer use and you would like to be considered for one of these roles, please email [Many thanks to Lady Bracknell for the heads-up about this.]


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  • At 08:53 AM on 12 Jun 2007, Sandra Willis wrote:

arthritis in my hands and neck, and everywhere else means that my pc, which I love, sometimes becomes an instrument of torture

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