Thread Subject: Re: Cognitive Recommendations - compatibility
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Sun, Feb 25 2007 9:30 PM
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We need to put these into regulatory language (e.g. must or shall)
Also use the format that was developed for AT support
* Software for authoring text shall provide the ability to check for
spelling errors and correct them, directly or through the users' assistive
That would be the proper form
Now to decide if we want to require this.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Randy Marsden
> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 8:43 PM
> To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
> Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Cognitive Recommendations -
> Andi / All:
> FYI, several AT solutions exist that already do the three
> functions listed (plus many more). (Although they more
> commonly refer to themselves as Learning Disability or
> Special Education solutions).
> So, we can write "... or support for assistive technology
> that provides the functionality" with confidence that it exists.
> Randy Marsden
> President & CEO, Madentec Limited
> ATIA Global Policy Chair
> 780-450-8926 ext. 223
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> > From: Andi Snow-Weaver < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Reply-To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
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> > Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 14:01:32 -0600
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> > Subject: [teitac-websoftware] Cognitive Recommendations -
> > compatibility
> > At our meeting this week, we discussed the recommendations
> from Dr. Lewis'
> > 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
> > features or support for assistive technology used by people with
> > cognitive
> > disabilities:
> > ** 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
> > used by people with cognitive disabilities.
> > 
> > Andi
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