Requirements Analysis Workshops with Blind and Visually Impaired Internet Users

On February 17 and 19 two workshops with altogether 11 blind and visually impaired internet users have taken place at the premises of the Hilfsgemeinschaft.

In these workshops we discussed the following questions with the users:

  1. Which privacy concerns do blind and visually impaired internet users have while surfing the web?
  2. How do blind and visually impaired users cope with existing risks?
  3. Which privacy enhancing tools do blind and visually impaired people know and use and which characteristics should such tools have?

The results of the workshops are currently analysed and provide a strong basis for further steps of the requirements analysis. As a next step we will conduct behaviour observations and individual interviews. In strong cooperation with the users we will evaluate existing privacy enhancing tools and check their accessibility.