Designing accessible evaluation

Advice on evaluating a project so it works for the audience

Evaluation, like any piece of communication, should be designed with your audience in mind.

Done well, this will increase response rates and give you better data and stronger evidence. But done poorly and it can put people off taking part in your evaluation – or worse still, in the project itself.

Accessible Evaluation is about designing evaluation that is suitable and inclusive for the people who will take part in it.

The below documents include guidance on what to consider when designing evaluations to make sure they are as accessible as possible for the people taking part, as well as two case studies on accessible evaluation in action.

You can also see an example of a first draft of a survey conducted as part of a Tackling Inactivity in College project, and then the modified version once feedback had been gathered on how to make it more accessible.

Finally, there are also sample questions from the Living Options Devon questionnaire that is referenced in our second case study.