Research Participants

Position: Accessibility Research Participant 

Location: All of New Zealand 

Employment Status: Self-employed (please note: NOT fulltime or guaranteed work) 

Rates of Pay: You receive $50 for every hour of research, and we will cover travel expenses up to $50 per session.


Position Details 

Access Advisors provides accessibility research, training and consultancy services to businesses throughout New Zealand. As part of our work we often recommend that customers do research and test their products with people who have access needs, not just with automated code checkers. 

To support these services we need people with access needs to join our network of Research Participants. If you use any type of assistive technology or have a sensory, physical or cognitive impairment that makes it difficult for you to interact with technology, then we would like to hear from you. Impairments might include anything from colour blindness to dyslexia. 

Work will be part-time and intermittent, doing research and testing of digital products as our customers ask for these services. This is NOT fulltime or guaranteed work. But, if your details match with the requirements of our customers, you will be getting paid to help make the digital world a more accessible place. 

Research sessions will be facilitated by trained and police checked researchers and will take place either in your own home, at the customer’s business or in our research facilities, depending on the customer’s needs. We are interested in hearing from both people who can work only from home and those who are willing to travel to research facilities or customer sites for sessions. Sessions would typically be on weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm. A session may take between one and four hours. The types of research can range from an online survey to doing tasks on a website. 

Before confirming your participation in any sessions we will discuss the date, start time, location, duration and nature of the research session with you. There is no obligation for you to participate in any specific session. 


Application Form 

We are always looking for people with access needs to join our network. To apply to email us at using the subject Research Participant and we will send you an application form. For us to assess your suitability and accurately assign relevant projects to you, we will need to know a little more about you. 

Please note: We take your privacy and security seriously and all your information will be stored securely and only shared with our Project and Consultancy team. Your personal information will NEVER be shared with any third parties. Data from your sessions will always be anonymised before being shared with our customers as part of any report.