In amongst end-of-financial-year busyness, we have been chipping away at the hidden voices project here at Westonbirt. All our consent forms have gone out to groups with slight adaptations for particular needs:
* The Macular Disease Society group informed us that they find it easier to read black print on a yellow background with at least a 24 font size print.
* The Awaz Utaoh (“Raise Your Voice”) group are using their own translators to help their participants fill in the consent forms and requested tick boxes to speed the process up. They say it can take up to an hour to complete each form, making sure the group members understand what they are signing up for.
* Some of our participants may need to protect their identity so we have separated the photo and film consent from the quotes and comments. This way we can still gain valuable feedback and evidence from those group members.