February 18, 2014
College Writing 2
Imagine if someone you knew has been diagnosed with autism. You would want to know anything and everything about autism. What is autism, what are the symptoms, or how will it affect you, the person who has autism and the family. There is a web site that answers all these questions. Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization, which helps parents and anyone that has been affected by the disease or want to learn more. But this organization does much more. They spread awareness throughout the world, give people a chance to see that they are not alone they have support; they help raise money to donate to research in the hopes that there may be a cure or treatments. Autism Speaks was found in the year 2005 by two loving grandparents whose grandchild had developed autism. Since then, this organization has grown into the world’s leading autism and science and advocacy organization. Through a rhetorical analysis, we will be looking at this amazing website Autism Speaks in how it appeals to the audience. When examining the website it presents an abundance of information and news. When looking at the website as a whole, there is a lot of information that is on the webpage, with all that information, specific words and pictures standout to us.
|Blue boxes up at the top are links that can give more information on autism|
ore information on what autism really is, and much more. Right below those little blue boxes are seven different links in blue writing. There is a link where you can write a blog to share stories or to help someone who is going through the same thing. You can also screen your child with an excellent test to see if there are any symptoms of autism.
|Visual on the left of a little three year old boy with autism and statics of autism.|
Underneath the different changing articles are five rows of articles. News, Research, Family Services are directly across from each other. Official Blog Posts is underneath the Research column and Advocacy News is underneath Family Services. In each column, in the right upper hand corner, the autism logo is present in white while the background is a greenish color. Only a few articles are displayed but at the bottom right hand corner Read more articles… is displayed. Some of the columns cannot expand. When looking at these columns, it gives you many articles that you can read and learn more information on. However, since there are too many articles, it makes it frustrating to read because there are too many words to process.
Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization that helps get people through the hard times of being affected by autism. It helps you learn more information, and helps you feel that there are people out there that can help you through the struggle. Also, it helps fund research by donations in the hopes that research and help find treatments and a cure. When looking at this website as a whole, it seems like a professional site. This site showed me that they have a passion for helping out people who have unfortunately have diagnosed with this horrible disease. They incorporated their official color blue as their background, and other organization that can help out. The logo and the organization name was clear and easy to locate. The columns that held all the articles, offered a lot of information. But since there were so many articles, I was looking everywhere. It was cluttered and making it frustrating to read because of all the articles. The picture of the little boy and all the facts were the most emotional. It showed how anyone can be affected especial children. So imagine if your child was diagnosed with autism, wouldn’t you like a webpage that you can find more information on?