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The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is a specialist UK research charity working with disabled and older consumers. Our consumer research forum is unique, providing us with a range of people who assist us with our research projects.

Join our consumer research forum

Are you a disabled or older person living in the UK? If yes, then use your knowledge and experience to help the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers with its research? You can sign up to our research forum online at: http://bit.ly/RiDCforumjoinhere

In the video below, our forum members share their experiences:

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For too long in the UK there’s been disjointed planning in the design of products and services and a failure to appreciate people’s needs for them to be really accessible and inclusive.

We're determined to improve things through our research with members of our forum.


As a valued forum member, you may be asked to take part in research including:

Read a blog post 'Don't let your disability stop you being a mystery shopper'

What happens when I've joined?

  • We'll offer you research to do only when it becomes available in your area and if it is appropriate to you.
  • You can tell us if you can or want to do the research or not.
  • Generally, we cover your time and expenses - plus, because each research project is based on you and your experience, it's interesting!

How to join

Join online (opens in new window)

The registration form:

  • is at a secure external website
  • is a two-stage process - stage 1 takes less than seven minutes to complete
  • we send you a link to complete stage 2 later, which can take about 33 minutes to complete
  • asks you for detailed personal answers so we can match you to the right kind of research
  • is strictly confidential

We don’t share your information with anyone outside our charity.

View our data protection statement

Join us over the phone

If online is not for you, then phone us on 020 7427 2460.
We'll be happy to phone you back at a convenient time and sign you up! 

In May 2015, we asked our members about good and bad products and/or services.
We wanted to know about any tips to pass on to others as well as ideas for future research. 
Read what our members told us.

Read our latest news

Last updated: October 2018

See also: The difference our work makesResearch reports | Blog posts