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Re: Card Sort Results - uri

From: Carol at Kognitive.com <carol@kognitive.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 12:16:58 -0600
Message-ID: <051701c415ba$08ed5b50$7900a8c0@VAIO>
To: <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>

You can now view this document and the detailed results at:

http://www.kognitive.com/eowg/closedcardsort-results.htm

I look forward to your comments/suggestions!

Regards,
Carol

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carol at Kognitive.com" <carol@kognitive.com>
To: <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 10:11 AM
Subject: WSTF: Card Sort Results


> Here are the Closed Card Sort Results - my apologies for not getting these
> out sooner - rough week.  It also took much longer than I expected to go
> through the results due to all of the anomalies.  I tried doing a more
> complex analysis, and got very unclear results, so I went back to doing it
> the old fashioned way.  I'm posting the actual spreadsheets on my website
if
> you want the gritty details - url forthcoming.
>
> If you have any questions or suggestions for further analysis please
contact
> me.
>
> Carol J. Smith
> Kognitive Consulting, Inc.
> Chicago, IL, USA
> Cell: 773-218-6568
> carol@kognitive.com
>
>
> WAI Web Site Task Force
>
> Closed Card Sort Results
>
>
>
>
>
> Participants Overview
>
>
>
> Female:  6                       Male:  3
>
>
>
> Known Member of W3C: 3
>
>
>
> Other factors: 1 Non-native English Speaker
>
>                     1 known sight-related disability
>
>                     3 Participants known non-US citizens
>
>
>
> Pre-Test Questionnaire Results:
>
>
>
>          Occupations:
>
> o        Researcher, Consultant
>
> o        Section 508 Coordinator
>
> o        Director Assistive Technology
>
> o        Computer Access Specialist
>
> o        Webmaster
>
> o        Information Specialist at ADA Center
>
> o        Sect 508 Tech Policy Analyst/Web Developer
>
> o        Info Tech Prof - Web Accessibility Trainer
>
> o        Web Developer
>
>
>
>          7 out of 9 have Developed a Web page
>
>
>
>          All Participants are Familiar with a set of Web Accessibility
> Guidelines
>
>
>
>          Participants Visits to the WAI Site in the past 3 months:
>
>                          Once: 4                         Once a month: 2
>
>                          None: 1                          Once a week: 2
>
>
>
>
>
> General Results
>
>
>
> See the Summary by Category Worksheet in the Excel Spreadsheet for general
> overview.
>
>
>
> Overall many cards were consistently placed by over 50% (5) of the
> participants.  Here are those cards in the Category in which they were
> placed:
>
>
>
> About WAI
>
>          About WAI
>
>          Participating in WAI
>
>          WAI Contacts
>
>          WAI Sponsorship
>
>
>
> Getting Started
>
>          Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
>
>
>
> WAI Groups
>
>          Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (ATWG)
>
>          Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
>
>          Education and Outreach Working Group Email List Archives (EOWG)
>
>          User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)
>
>          User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group charter (UAWG)
>
>          User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Email List
> Archives (UAWG)
>
>          WAI Interest Group
>
>          WAI Interest Group Charter
>
>          WAI Interest Group Email List Archives
>
>          Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCWG)
>
>          Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Charter
(WCAG)
>
>          Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Email List
> Archives (WCAG)
>
>
>
> Guidelines and Techniques
>
>          Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (ATAG)
>
>          Checklist for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (ATAG)
>
>          Checklist for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG)
>
>          Checkpoints for User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (UAAG)
>
>          Logos for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
>
>          Techniques for Accessibility Evaluation and Repair
>
>          Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
(ATAG)
>
>          Techniques for User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (UAAG)
>
>          Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG)
>
>          Translations of Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
>
>          Translations of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
>
>          User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (UAAG)
>
>          Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG)
>
>          XML Accessibility Guidelines
>
>
>
> Resources
>
>          Accessibility Features of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
>
>          Accessibility Improvements in HTML 4.0
>
>          Alternative Web browsing
>
>          Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility
>
>          Gallery of Accessible Sites
>
>          General links on Web Accessibility
>
>          Logos for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
>
>          Policies relating to Web Accessibility
>
>          Quick Tips
>
>          Selecting and Using Authoring Tools for Web Accessibility
>
>
>
> Events and Meetings
>
>          Calendar of Conferences
>
>          WAI Events
>
>
>
>
>
> Groupings
>
>
>
> Three participants spent the time to sort their cards into sub-groups.
> Those results are in the Groupings Worksheet of the Excel Spreadsheet.
>
>
>
> Comments and Anomalies by Participant
>
>
>
> Multiple Participants added and removed categories, made comments during
the
> Closed Card Sort or there were issues with the sorting.  Comments were
> recorded by facilitators.
>
>
>
>          A common theme is the combining of Guidelines and Techniques and
> Resources - we may possibly want to revisit this as an issue.
>
>
>
>          The renaming of Getting Started was discussed in the WSTF Face
to
> Face meeting at CSUN and it was tentatively decided that it would be
renamed
> Intro to Web Accessibility.
>
>
>
>
>
> Participant #1:  Put Guidelines and Techniques into the Resources
Category.
>
> Card #54 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCWG) was
not
> recorded.  Facilitator comments: "This participant is very familiar with
W3C
> and that may have influenced her organization.
>
>
>
> Participant #2: Wanted to be sure to note that "WAI Resources" could also
go
> under the Resources category (participant placed it in the About WAI
> section).
>
> Also that General FAQ's should be in each section, as should guidelines
and
> techniques, etc.  She said it should be broken down by section.
>
>
>
> Participant #3: Removed Getting Started (commented that she "hates that
> section").  In later discussion she said that she did not like the wording
> of "Getting Started" because it was unclear.  She did like the idea of
> instead using "Introduction to Web Accessibility" or something similar
> however.  Participant first completely excluded the Archives of Email,
then
> put into groups with other group related cards.  She felt archives
belonged
> somewhere else.  Card #36 (Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility
> Guidelines 1.0 (ATAG)) was not recorded.
>
>
>
> Participant #4: Removed the About WAI category.  Added Working Groups
> category.  Put a general overview "Why Good" with a basic overview telling
> how and FAQ's.  Guidelines and Techniques he recommended Combining totally
> or adding a section with all the overlaps and just separating the
> differences (as in all that are similar).  He would then put Working
Groups
> into Resources.  When coming to the WAI site he would want to know: "Who
can
> I talk to?", "Who's done it?", "New Groups" and various other topics.
>
>
>
> Participant #5: All other cards subheading for home page (links).  Not
sure
> what "Getting Started" means - newbies?  All UAAG stuff together.  Also
> Guidelines and Techniques.  The more ways to get somewhere the better -
> cross linking. WAI Glossary placement is content dependent.  WAI
> definitions? Resources? Terms for Guideline and Techniques? Saw these
cards
> as being a bridge between Getting Started and Techniques.  Organization,
> structure, policy - bridge between policies/newbies and Tech, policy vs.
> tech.  Post-it note comments: right now on WAI pages - likes navigation on
> left because scroll bar is there (tech person).  Would put WAI Contacts on
> WAI Groups in addition to WAI Contacts Category
>
>
>
> Participant #6: Added new category of "Education Training Outreach
> Work-Sheeting kinda stuff" - she stated this was "Inter-mediary category
> between Getting Started and Techniques."  Comment on Resources Title:
> "Confusing Category Usually Means links to outside info."  Comments on
> General links on Web Accessibility card: "Why do you need this card?
Where
> is this going to take me? Makes me think too much.  What are the general
> links - where will it take me that all the other's hasn't already taken
me.
> Suggest pitch"   Card #8 (Checklist for Authoring Tool Accessibility
> Guidelines 1.0 (ATAG)) was not recorded.
>
>
>
> Participant #7: Facilitator comment: "This person appears to have sorted
> somewhat by their awareness of the organization."  WCAG Member. Card #35
> (Techniques for Accessibility Evaluation and Repair) was not recorded.
>
>
>
> Participant #8: Combined Guidelines and Resources and Techniques into one
> section called Guidelines, Resources and Techniques.  Facilitator
comments:
> "I think we should take special note of Participant's home page comments,
> particularly since she knows what it takes to teach people about web
> accessibility."  Participants' Proposed order of Categories: Home Page;
> About WAI; Getting Started, Guidelines Resources and Techniques; Events
and
> Meetings; WAI Groups.
>
>
>
> Participant #9: Added FAQ's or FAQ's and Glossary Category.  Should have
> links to more specific FAQ's. Participant comments: What is "Resources?
> Logos - Could go in either Resources or Guidelines and Technique.  Re: WAI
> Sponsorship - Who's Sponsoring Who? Placement of Policies relating to Web
> Acc., Planning a Web Acc. Training, and Implementation Plan for Web Acc.
> Have to have a policy, then training and implementation.  Getting
Started -
> Maybe should be named something else. Re: Developing Org. Policies,
> Implementation Plan, and Policies Relating to Web Acc. Either three
> "sub-categories" of Getting Started, or place all of them in Getting
> Started. Presenting the Case for Acc. And why Web Acc. Are maybe the same
> thing;
>
> or Presenting the Case and Alternative Browsing are subsets of Why Web
Acc.
> Alternative Browsing is specific, also parallel to How People Use the Web
> Standards Harmonization should be either on Home Page or Guidelines and
> Techniques.       More technical; need to know technologies; then can
think
> about standards. Facilitator comments: "Card Sorting was very thorough -
he
> placed almost all the cards deliberated over the ones he wasn't sure about
> and then checked all his piles re-categorizing a few cards."  Card 57 was
> not categorized by participant (Why Standards Harmonization).
>
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