Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (Coga TF)
of the AG WG and APA WG

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Announcements and Meetings

No announcements at the moment.

Meetings and Communication

The Coga TF conducts its work using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools. Most work is done via email and issues as shown below, supplemented by occasional teleconferences.

These tools are used by participants of the Task Force. For ways non-participants can contribute, see how to participate in the Working Group and file comments.

Teleconferences

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are available.

Mailing Lists

The Coga TF uses the public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org mailing list (mailing list archives) for email discussion; members of the public can post to this list to send input to the task force. The TF uses the public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org mailing list mailing list archives for adminstrative discussion that is specific to participants in the task force. Participants are automatically subscribed to these mailing lists when they become a participant of the Task Force.

Current Work

Current Task Force work includes:

  • Develop proposed Success Criteria for WCAG 2.1;
  • Develop Cognitive Accessibility User Research to serve as a repository of related research into cognition and disabilities;
  • Develop Issue Papers for the The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force as a¬†use case repository to describe different cognitive disabilities and scenarios for how persons with atypical ability profiles use technology successfully or unsuccessfully;
  • Develop Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis;
  • Identify related work inside and outside of the W3C;
  • Review existing techniques and propose new features where needed;
  • Gather information on different related technologies and techniques including where techniques in support of cognitive and learning disabled users may conflict with what is needed for other users;
  • Make predictions of where technology is headed;
  • Identify stakeholders, from whom the task force can solicit ongoing feedback;
  • Document business cases and identify areas of resistance, risks and opportunities.

See the wiki for current planning and draft documents.

Publications

The task force wiki contains more comprehensive information about deliverables.

About the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (Cognitive A11Y TF) is a joint Task Force of the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). It assists these Working Groups to produce techniques, understanding, and guidance documents, as well as updates to existing related W3C material that addresses the cognitive space.

Facilitator and Contacts

Work Statement

Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force Work Statement defines the initial objective, scope, approach, and participation of the Task Force.

Participation

To join the Cognitive A11Y TF, individuals must be participants of either the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). Participants are expected to actively contribute to the work of the Task Force, including:

  • Minimum 4 hours per week of Cognitive A11Y TF work (this time also counts towards the individual's participation requirement in the sponsoring WG through which they have joined);
  • Remain current on the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings;
  • Participate in Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force telephone meetings, or send regrets to the Task Force mailing list.

If you are interested in participating in the COGA TF, please send e-mail to: Michael Cooper and include a little bit about what you’re interested in and how you think that you may be able to contribute to the Task Force.

Participants in the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force lists current participants.

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