Evaluating 'Making Money Easy'

Smartsteps has completed the evaluation of Participate Australia’s ‘Making Money Easy’ program. This is a financial literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities.

The project involved converting a paper-based course to an online format. For this project, an innovative evaluation method was used, blending evaluation and user-centred design. The method included user testing and rapid feedback through several cycles of product development as well as an evaluation of the final product. The report showed that the online format was accessible and engaging for most users with an intellectual disability. The evaluation revealed the elements that were particularly engaging, such as pictures, interactive activities and the animated piggy bank activity.

The evaluation also showed the value of a motivating support worker and home based practice, in combination with the online program.

The evaluation report is available here.

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