Thread Subject: Re: Cognitive Recommendations - compatibility
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Sat, Feb 24 2007 10:35 AM
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I'm afraid I'm a bit lost as to what a cognative disability is? can
we have clearer language relating to function?
On Feb 23, 2007, at 3:01 PM, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:
At our meeting this week, we discussed the recommendations from Dr.
presentation at the February TEITAC. 
We thought that the following three could possibly be met with tools or
assistive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities:
- word lookup, or compatibility with word lookup tools
- text reading, or compatibility with text reading tools
- spelling correction for spelling-sensitive interactions
We need a proposal that we can discuss. How about something like this in
the software section?
* Software for displaying or authoring text provides the following
or support for assistive technology used by people with cognitive
** the ability to determine the definition of a word
** the ability to read the text outloud
* Software for authoring text provides the ability to check for spelling
errors and correct them or support for assistive technology used by
with cognitive disabilities.
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