EDTECH 506 – Infographic


I had a meeting scheduled with my director and an upper administrator to discuss accessible documents. The goal was to help communicate the importance of addressing support for instructors in creating accessible documents.

An alternate description is provided as the last heading for my screen reader user visitors.

Attempt #0

  • I searched for a free .PSD infographic template for inspiration. The colors and shapes are mostly from that template.
  • I knew I needed something that was simple to focus on the design.
  • Considering my skills with creating or editing shapes is minimal, I found it best to rely on pre-established shapes.

Attempt #1

  • I purposeful created the circles different sizes as a representation of the numbers.
  • I confined my content to fit a 8.5 by 11 inch paper.

Attempt #2

  • Creating all of the elements approximately the same, or complimentary, sizes was challenging. Spacing also took an exorbitant amount of time.
  • The black text at the bottom of the page is the “punch line” of my “story”. The story is that there is a large amount of inaccessible documents. And if my office is to remediate all of them, it is going to take a lot of human time and dollars.

Attempt #3

  • I added the line to create a visual separation. I’m unsure how much I like it compared to Attempt #2, which does NOT have the line.
  • It is still a bit bland. But I am unsure what I could do to make it less simple, without causing cognitive overload.

Attempt #4

  • As I was submitting the assignment, I had a flash of brilliance to make the last circle even larger, going off the page. I liked it.
  • I also liked the additional line under the title. This provides repetition, and creates that more polished look I strive to create.

Alternate Description of Infographic

  • On average, there are 15 pages per document at UW. This data is taken from DRS’s File Accessibility Evaluation Google Doc, which spans Winter 2014 – Spring 2016.
  • DRS converts 100 pages an hour for non-STEM content.
  • On average, there are 213,821 documents that are uploaded in Canvas each quarter. This is based from data produced by Blackboard Ally from Fall 2015 to Winter 2018.
  • Multiplying the average number of pages/doc by the number of doc/quarter, it was determined that there are 3,207,315 pages of content in Canvas each quarter.
  • Using the conversion rate of 100 pages/hr for non-STEM content, that would take 32,073 hours of labor to remediate all the content per quarter.
  • It would take 802 people one standard work week (40 hours each person), to convert the average amount of content in Canvas. The one week turnaround time is important due to the quarter system.
  • If these 802 people are paid $15/hr (Seattle minimum wage), labor costs would be about $481,097 each quarter.

Peer Reviews

  • I like the colors that you use in the infographic. One thing I will mention is the use of background color. The white background seems vacant, like there is something missing. One other consideration is the font. A crisper font would make the infographic “pop” of the page.

  • I liked how you tracked you different version as the graphic evolved. At the bottom of the page you stated that you were trying to add emphasis for some of the more relevant information, at my job we call them bumper stickers, we use them for especially wordy slides to get the point across, for my stuff i just make the background of the text box whatever color seems to ‘fit’ and give it a 40% or 50% transparency. Just an idea.

  • I really liked how you explained and detailed the evolution of your infographic. I think your final image is much improved from your original image. I agree with you the large yellow half-circle adds a lot to the image and gives your graphics a bit more of an anchor to the page. The only thing I would change would be to eliminate the horizontal bar at the bottom of the page. Nice work!


  • I changed the title font to see if it could be crisper, per a suggestion.
  • And instead of using a black line to separate the bottom information from the circles, I put a gray box as background to help make it pop. I did not attempt to make that specific section more transparent for accessibility reasons.