Card Sort for PSU Accessibility Site

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Today I got to participate in a card sort for the accessibility site for Penn State. The process, while similar to other card sorts I've done and facilitated, also differed in that we started from a blank slate and made our own topics for the site. It was utterly messy to begin with.
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Once the board was covered, we made our first attempt to group items into categories. At this stage, we had post-its on three different whiteboards.
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After categories were determined, we had to boil everything down to no more than 8 main topics for the main navigation of the page. Here's what that ended up looking like:
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The Main Board

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The Side Board

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The Back Board

The purple notes indicate topics/items that will need to be cross-posted in different categories on the site. The reason? Our audience varies from web developers who need technical information (posted on the back board) to faculty members who need to know how to make their PowerPoint slides accessible (Main Board). To categorize the elements, we needed to consider a multitude of people with differing levels of technical knowledge.

Are we there yet? No. Have we made a really good start at figuring out what we should present about "accessibility" here at PSU? Heck, yes!



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