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Re: looking for examples of cognitive disability and technology


From: Owens, Parker
Date: Apr 9, 2009 1:00PM

I wish I could remember where I read about this, but apparently there is a gps device application that captures where you parked, and can get you back to your car by gps directions. There is also a way to view all nearby establishments so you can get walking or driving directions to the post office or a deli, for instance.

This would be for individuals with short term memory problems. The pda suggestion was very good as well.

Parker Owens
Web Accessibility Office
Eastern Kentucky University
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Richmond, KY 40475
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From: catherine [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 7:40 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] looking for examples of cognitive disability and technology


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 Québec, 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.


[1] www.francosourd.com

Catherine Roy