• (Disability) Persona

    Author(s):
    Allison Hitt
    Editor(s):
    Melanie Yergeau
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Identity (Psychology), Design, Race
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Disability, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Student agency, Access, Digital pedagogy, Identity, Composition
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4mxq-sm89
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: An assignment for Allison Hitt’s undergraduate Writing as Information Design class, the disability persona project asks students to profile an imaginary disabled student at the University of Central Arkansas. Students are tasked with conducting demographic research, learning about a disability of their choosing, and conceptualizing their imagined student’s needs and abilities when engaging texts across mode and platform. Hitt instructs students to avoid stereotyping disabled people and suggests they learn about disability from first-person blogs and life writing, while also attending to intersecting aspects of identity, such as nationality, race, gender, and class. Importantly, this assignment is the first in a larger sequence of accessibility protocols and user testing projects in the class. In the prompt, Hitt notes that conducting user research with this level of specificity is key to thinking about accessible design and thinking critically about disability.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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