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Re: looking for examples of cognitive disability and technology


From: Lauren O'Donovan
Date: Apr 8, 2009 6:40PM


Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but its reading technology for
those with a variety of disabilities and it's used in some American schools.
This website has some short demo videos that may (or may not!) have what
you're looking for: http://www.kurzweiledu.com/v11overviewvideos.aspx


On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 1:10 AM, Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of catherine
> Sent: 09 April 2009 00:40
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] looking for examples of cognitive disability and
> technology
> Hi,
> In the process of preparing a presentation I will be giving in May, I am
> looking for examples of people with various disabilities and their use of
> technology. I have examples for visual, auditive and motor disabilities
> (though would welcome any other resources). For example, here in Qu├ębec,
> members of the Deaf community have created Espace FrancoSourd[1], which is
> a
> Facebook type network with various features, set up by deaf people.
> Unfortunately, I am having trouble finding examples of projects for people
> with cognitive disabilities. While there is a lot of material out there on
> how to make the Web more accessible to this particular community, there
> does
> not seem to be anything in terms of interesting projects or concrete
> examples where people with cognitive disabilities use technology.
> Any feedback would be appreciated.
> Catherine
> [1] www.francosourd.com
> --
> Catherine Roy
> http://www.catherine-roy.net
> --
> The only one I know of is www.peepo.co.uk. The site uses SVG and does not
> work in Internet Explorer so I suggest you use Firefox. If you want to know
> more about it I can put you in touch with the consultant who did much of
> the
> research and development.
> Steve Green
> Director
> Test Partners Ltd