Universal Subtitles user testing protocol, post-test questionnaire

General demographics

1. What is your gender?

  • Male
  • Female

2. What is your age group?

  • 12-17
  • 18-25
  • 26-35
  • 36-45
  • 46-55
  • 56-65
  • 65+

3. What is your occupation or main activity? ________________________

4. What is your primary language? ________________________

5. If you have any disabilities that affect your use of computers, list them here: ________________________

Technology questions

6. In general, what is your comfort level with technology?

  • Very comfortable
  • Comfortable
  • Uncomfortable
  • Very uncomfortable

7. How often do you watch video clips (e.g., embedded into blogs, news sites, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or movies on the web?

  • Very often (7+ videos a week)
  • Often (4-6 videos a week)
  • Occasionally (1-3 videos a week)
  • Not often (less than once a week)

8. Where do you watch these video clips? Check all that apply.

  • Video clip sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Blogs
  • News sites
  • TV or movie sites (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, local/national TV stations, etc.)
  • Other: ____________

8. How often do you use closed captions or subtitles on videos? (e.g., when watching a video in a foreign language, or in a noisy environment, or in an environment where you can't play audio)

  • I use CC/subtitles for most videos
  • I use CC/subtitles from time to time
  • I use CC/subtitles on the rare occasion
  • I never use CC/subtitles

9. Have you ever added, created, or edited captions or subtitles for videos before? If so, which tool(s) did/do you use?

  • Yes: ________________________
  • No

10. How often do you use video editing software? (e.g., iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, etc.)

  • More than once a week
  • Once a week to once a month
  • Once a month to once a year
  • Less than once a year