Thread Subject: Re: Cognitive Proposals
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From: Andi Snow-Weaver
Date: Wed, Apr 11 2007 2:55 PM
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You are right. This is a big area with many issues. But we do have several
members of the group who have identified themselves as having a cognitive
disability. And we had a presentation at the last TEITAC meeting from an
expert in this field. He made some specific recommendations . Since
cognitive is one of the themes identified by the TEITAC that we are to
expore, we are attempting to act on Dr. Lewis' recommendations.
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Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:
> Jamie made the last set of recommendations around addressing cognitive
I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that a big part of our
difficulty with getting down to it with "cognitive disabilities" is that
most of us are clueless as to just what-all that encompasses.
We don't seem to have very many professionals on board who deal with
this on a daily basis and I haven't encountered many people in WGs/lists
who qualify as members of the class of those having "cognitive
disabilities" - except myself (although I prefer to think of mine as
Ageing Disability) and Lisa Seeman of W3C/WAI's Protocols & Formats WG
(she's dyslexic and brilliant).
There are so many diagnoses that put one into a "cognitive disability"
box that I think we need more grounding in the field. Unless/until we
have some better basis for dealing with recommendations we will not get
much useful done. Any requirements for one "branch" of "cognitive" may
not apply to other branches, might even be "harmful" for accessibility.