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Re: Question Regarding AT

From: <carol@kognitive.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:37:11 -0600
Message-ID: <405227FB000013EE@mta10.wss.scd.yahoo.com>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: public-wai-eo-site@w3.org

Great suggestions - thanks!  The notepad files are an easy solution that
will be very effective I think.  


>-- Original Message --
>Reply-To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
>From: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
>To: <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
>Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 17:32:37 -0500
>Subject: Re: Question Regarding AT
>Hello Carol,
>1. Well, I would  like to have  the list of 52 items say in one Notepad
>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
>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
>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
>* Look up <http://www.deque.com> *
>  ----- 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
>the categories) or to use a Table to sort the information?
>    Should I just offer both versions for people using AT to access the
>    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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