Consumer research for older and disabled people

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Consumer panels

Consumer panels: older and disabled people

Rica has two unique consumer research panels. Members have a range of disabilities -  are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted, have mobility disabilities, or learning disabilities - and are from all age groups.

UK-wide consumer research panel (RicaWatch)Rica focus group - Deaf and hard-of-hearing people enjoy a cuppa and a laugh

  • over 500 panel members throughout the UK
  • with people who've a range of disabilities and of all ages
  • take part in Rica consultations, workshops, mystery shopping and service evaluations
  • specially recruited and briefed to ensure high standard research

Usability testing panel

  • Rica also shares a 250-person usability testing panel with Intertek research centre in Milton Keynes. This panel is key to our work assessing the ease of use of consumer products.

Join RicaWatch, our research panel

Are you an older or disabled person living in the UK? If yes, then use your knowledge and experience to help us with our consumer research. Join RicaWatch here.

Our panel survey 2015

We asked members of panel to tell us about good and bad products and/or services. Read what they said here.

Contact Caroline Jacobs, Rica Co-Director, to discuss projects.

Last updated: February 2016

See also: Usability testing | Mystery shopping | Research reports