Rough rough ROUGH draft.

An affordance of the podcast is the descriptive language that they have to use to convey a certain image that they want you to see. In the podcast, Lauren Ober describes the original access sign by saying, “… The formal name of the blue and white logo of the stick figure in the wheel chair.” By it being an international symbol, we automatically know what she is describing. Her very detailed wording helps paint a picture in your mind. The emotion the narrator puts into each word is another affordance of the audio. When Roman was explaining how the international symbols are recognized all over the world he used a lot of detail. When we look at those symbols we know what they mean no matter where we are. The tone and emotion in his voice and the background music gave the audio more depth. In a general sense, the act of story telling somehow always benefits the audience and allows us to get engaged in what is being told. Also, some people are better audio learners and by having this in two different modes, it appeals to more groups of people. It also helps people retain the information. An affordance of the article is being able to mix multiple forms of media to help the reader better understand the text. By the article being a visual form of text, the author is able to use other visual aids to enhance the text. After the 7th paragraph, there’s the image of the new access logo. Each part of the logo has been labeled and later is described and expands on home each feature has been enhanced. In the article, #5 (the legs) says, “The leg has been moved forward to allow for more space between it and the wheel which allows for better readability and cleaner application of icon as a stencil.” Because the article involves alphabetic text, it helps the author with the need to cite where they found key parts which emphasized its importance. In the 7th paragraph, it talks about the American’s With Disabilities Act. It says, “Modeled on the Civil Rights Act of ADA:….” then proceeds to state the law. By the podcast previously being in the form of alphabetic text, a script, it helped with the arrangement and flow of the audio. In the article, there are certain words and names that are bold and they are colored. This is and example of one of the ways the author uses alphabetic text to engage the reader and point out important names and details. For example, Lauren Ober’s name is in bold and red in the second paragraph. This indicates that she is speaking in the article. Under all of the pictures, there are citations giving credit to those who provided the images. There are also captions underneath each image to describe what is shown in each image. The original access symbols is captioned, “The international symbol of access.” The new access image is captioned, “A proposal for a revised icon would portray a more dynamic wheelchair based image.” The audio can be shared with the share button to various forms of social media including facebook, Twitter, many different blogging sites, etc. The podcast is embedded into the article but was originally published on sound cloud. This gives the audio two different audiences that can spread the text. The audio also has two sets of share buttons, one from soundcloud and one from Slate. This can greatly increase the circulation. The podcast also has the ability to be playing outlined for multiple people at a time. This can also increase spreading of the audio. Over time people started to feel that the original logo was out dated so they changed it to something more empowering. People started to redesign the logo and paint also painting over the old one. In the article there are images of people coming together to paint over the original blue and white logo with the redesigned orange one. Because of the need for change in the design of the logo, it needed an article to get the message across and give information  The logo being changed as well. it gained reporters journalists and the people of many communities to spread the topic along from person to person. In the article it talks about how the topic is “grassroots” and that the it needs to grow into an international issue. With this in mind this change of the logo needs to spread not just locally or nationally but also internationally through its circulation. For image there are several photos included in the article that were not included in the podcast because it’s obviously not a visual form of text. The podcast does give very detailed explanations about what the logo looks like but you can’t actually see it. In the article, with the photos we can see, we cannot only share them but see what the article is specifically talking about, what the new logo design looks like and as well as a reminder of what the original logo design looks like. We also see in the photo on the article a diagram of what the new logo looks like, how each part has been changed and how it effects the overall design. When we see the sign of the original logo design being painted over with the new logo design, we see change. With out the photo we would not be able to have a clear  idea of what the whole article was trying to say. During the podcast the narrator, Roman Mars, speaks in such descriptive language the reader is able to visualize what is being said. Going back to the article, the bold colored words when clicked on takes you directly to the website to elaborate on the topic included in the article. For example, when you click on the “rehabilitation international” link it takes you directly to that website. Another would be, if you were to  click on Lauren Ober’s name it take you to her personal Twitter account. It works for circulation became you are lead to multiple places that gives you more information with which you can expand upon or share with others. This also works with affordance by it sending you to a more reliable source allowing you to see how they word certain ideas and gave more important information. When you first open the article, the first thing you see is the big bold title. The title helps the reader understand what the article is going to be about. By the title being in the form of a question it gets the reader thinking about how the question will be answered after they finish reading. Going back to alphabetic text, you can see that the font is changed in size when going into detail about certain topics.


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