This site is a DISGRACE to its mission! Being a librarian, I spend a lot of time looking at rather boring databases and ancient websites. However, with the staggering amount of Illinois children in need of homes, one shouldn’t need a technology degree to navigate the website of an agency that exists to help.
I’m sure there are a lot of computer literate people who have a hard time finding information on the site. For those who may be interested in this family-building option, the mere appearance of the site is overwhelming and off-putting. There was absolutely no consideration for literacy when designing this website. I’m convinced that the information was only placed here, so that no one could say it wasn’t. In fact, there were quite a few things wrong with the website, specifically concerning visual literacy, so let’s just take a moment and decode, shall we?
“Why didn’t you just call? Or go to the office?”
Regina Townsend is the primary author and founder of TheBrokenBrownEgg. A librarian and writer, Regina’s mission is to make people aware and active about the unique concerns of reproductive health in the minority community.