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Participate in Audio Video Testing at ITS

Listening tests are conducted in a sound isolation booth.
Some video tests are conducted in a simulated living room.

If you are in the Boulder, Colorado, area you are invited to participate in audio video testing at ITS. You can receive a “thank you” gift, and you will have the satisfaction of supporting important telecommunications research. Each test typically requires between one and two hours of your time, weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM. Testing involves watching videos and/or listening to audio recordings and reporting your opinions on what you saw and/or heard.

Participants report to the Visitor’s Center at the US Department of Commerce Boulder Labs, 325 South Broadway. To enter the site a participant must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License, or any other REAL-ID compliant form of identification (see Participants cannot bring weapons, explosives, marijuana, or other federally-banned substances onto the site.

To sign up, please send your contact information to For scheduling purposes please tell us:

  • Your name
  • The best way to contact you (email address, phone number)
  • What three-hour blocks of time you are most likely to be available (day of the week and time of day)
  • Whether you are a US citizen

We will contact potential participants when audio video testing begins.

The identities of subjects are kept confidential. Your ratings and feedback will be identified by a number assigned at the beginning of the experiment. Participation is entirely voluntary.