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Ordering the Trace Usability Screening Kit (TUSK)
The Trace Usability Screening Kit (TUSK) provides a set of tools that can be used to identify some of the problems that people with disabilities might encounter in using a product.
TUSK is designed for use by product designers to screen early prototypes, uncovering major obstacles to accessibility in the early stages of product development (prior to usability testing), by consultants doing product reviews, and by educators as part of awareness training related to the types of usability problems encountered by people with functional limitations.
Contents of the Trace Usability Screening Kit:
The kit contains items that have been tested in the Trace Center's ongoing research and training. A 31-page instruction guide is included, with complete directions for conducting screening tests. Everything is packaged in a light-weight padded carrying case, with shoulder strap, ideal for traveling. Other items in the kit:
- a white noise radio headset
- custom-made low vision and color perception goggles
- splints (for eliminating wrist and finger dexterity)
- "Blah Blah" labels of various sizes (to cover up product control labels)
- speaker silencer plugs
- custom-made “limiting” gloves
- splint dowel holder
- head / mouth sticks
- high-quality blindfolds
- dark pillowcase (for hiding small products)
- Dycem (for keeping products from sliding)
Please contact the Trace Center by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (608-262-6966) for costs and ordering information.