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Re: Question Regarding AT

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 17:32:37 -0500
Message-ID: <011501c40add$6be29c80$a201a8c0@deque.local>
To: <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
Hello Carol,
1. Well, I would  like to have  the list of 52 items say in one Notepad file and the seven categories  numbered (as 1, 2, 3... or A, B, C,....)in another. Then I will  pick (copy)  the first of the 52 items, review the categories  in the other file and drop (paste) it   under the category I think is appropriate.
2.  Another way is to have the two lists separately  as before. Then  label every item in the  list of 52 with its category.
3. Someone who prefers to work with a spreadshheet might like to have the   categories  in column B, C, D...H (column header) of an Excel sheet.
The 52 items can be in column A (row headers). One  can  set an Excel sheet to read row and column headers and navigate down the list. Against every item in the list, one can move sideways and   mark an X in the desired column.
Hope these help.
One can also use table in MS-Word  but that might be a bit clumsy I  feel.
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Fax: 703-225-0387
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carol at Kognitive.com 
  To: Sailesh Panchang 
  Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 3:36 PM
  Subject: Re: Question Regarding AT


  As soon as I sent this I thought of a third scenario:

  Would you copy the text and put it into another program to sort?

  Thanks again,
  Carol
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Carol at Kognitive.com 
    To: Sailesh Panchang 
    Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 2:32 PM
    Subject: Question Regarding AT


    Hello Sailesh,

    I am working on creating an HTML based card sort* for the WAI Website Redesign Project for use at CSUN.  The list of items to sort is approximately 50 - which need to be sorted into 7 groups.

    I'd like your opinion on whether it is generally easier when you are given a task such as this, to use two lists (one with the items and one with the categories) or to use a Table to sort the information?

    Should I just offer both versions for people using AT to access the page?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Carol J. Smith
    Kognitive Consulting, Inc.
    email: carol@kognitive.com
    url: www.kognitive.com
    cell: 773-218-6568 
    home: 773-262-5348

    *A card sort is a usability test used to help guage what the best information architecture might be for a website.  It is  done by having a participant sort a deck of cards into categories.
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