Category Archives: Accessible Citizen Science for the Developing World

Final Report

Zooniverse projects are mostly built to deadlines by, and for, people who use browsers on high speed connections in Western Europe and North America. This has created a bias over the years that has lead to an mostly Englishspeaking volunteerbase and a skew away from lowbandwidth compatibility and nonstandard accessibility. Put simply: the Zooniverse has not historically paid attention to accessibility or to international […]

The ‘Retinas’ Project and PEEK

 In seeking out a new Zooniverse project to focus the efforts of this grant we initially looked for something astronomical in nature. It was hard though to find anything with a astronomical science case, or research goal, that was uniquely connected to the developing world, and to science that would have the most impact there […]

Overview of the project

Project title: Accessible Citizen Science for the Developing World Project leader: Dr. Robert Simpson The Zooniverse ( has excelled at producing engaging, high-quality citizen science websites that produce peer-reviewed scientific research, especially in astronomy ( Our teams work predominantly in the USA and UK and the majority of our 860,000-strong volunteers are situated in the […]