Re: Usability Section Rewrite

Hi Rachael

This was a lot of work, Some of the changes look  ok, and some I disagree
I suggest we brake this up into stages.

The first question is do we want to address this issue of EO? We have
already voted not to, as we did not agree. However if we bring it up again
and see if we , as a group have changed our mind.  Part of this is  do we
want to delay publication for this change. My estimate would be three
weeks, but possibly one week if we focus on it.

Also the section was called "building in the user" and this seems to have
gotten lost in the resucture. I suggest we just retitle the section back to
what it was. then the content on testing stays under its subsection and it
all makes sense.

The next question would be if we want to remove any general advice into
testing. DO we want to remove other references    The reason we have it in
, is so that  small websites can get a basic idea and ask a few people to
use site before going public. That by itself will make a huge difference.

We would then need a full review of all the changes and give everyone a
chance to comment, add content etc, as we have done with all sections.

All the best


On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 3:07 AM Rachael Bradley Montgomery <> wrote:

> Hello,
> We received a comment that complimented the value of the usability section
> that focused on cognitive and learning and pointed out that it was somewhat
> lost amid the more generic usability information. This comment also pointed
> out that the generic information is incomplete (which we had also stated).
> When I reread the section from that perspective, I personally agreed with
> it and made an attempt to refocus the section. We have previously discussed
> leaving the usability section as it was other than minor edits so, if
> agreed on, this would be a change from previous discussions.
> There are a few ways to view the changes I am proposing:
>    - I've listed a summary of the changes below
>    - I've attached a MSWord document with the inline changes
>    - You can view both versions at the current Google Doc
>    <>
> Summary of changes
>    - The biggest change is that I removed section 5.4 Usability Testing
>    and moved the link to additional resources to the end of the first section
>    - I moved the heading for section 5.4.1 Differences from Usability
>    Testing with the General Population up a heading level so it became section
>    5.4. I think this draws more attention to it
>    - I combined all statements about how to recruit people into a
>    single list and changed the introduction from "Finding people to include in
>    usability testing who have different cognitive and learning disabilities
>    can be relatively easy." to "There are many ways to find people with
>    cognitive and learning disabilities. A few include:"
>    - I also made editorial fixes and reordered several paragraphs and
>    sentences
> I believe these are the major changes but if someone sees something else,
> please respond and call it out.
> Kind regards,
> Rachael
> --
> Rachael Montgomery, PhD
> Director, Accessible Community
> "I will paint this day with laughter;
> I will frame this night in song."
>  - Og Mandino

Received on Thursday, 25 February 2021 09:27:46 UTC