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Our Work

[Gap Analysis], [Road map]

Current Mandate:

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Gap Analysis Issues

  1. Name officially needs to include LD or CLL
  2. Term needed for "recommendations" in roadmap as "recommendations" is a reserved word in the W3C. (Suggestion: Proposals and/or Principles)
  3. Helping users improving skills is out of scope but useful for outreach


Current work items: User group research modules:

  • Non-Vocal: Katie Haritos-Shea and Joshue O Connor (Prev: Kinshuk)
  • Dyslexia: Lisa Seeman
  • ADD / ADHD: Susann Keohane and Mary Jo Mueller (Prev: Barry Johnson, Katherine Mancuso, and Michel Fitos )
  • Down Syndrome: John Foliot, Kate Dieble, Debra Ruh
  • Aphasia: ?? (Prev:Deborah Dahl, Avi Gloden)
  • Aging and Dementia:Katie Haritos-Shea, Mary Jo Mueller, Neil Milliken and Susann Keohane(Prev:Elle Waters)
  • Autism: John Rochford, Neil Milliken
  • Dyscalculia: Neil Milliken.

Volunteer research groups: John Rochford

Classification of cognitive function: Jim Allen

Technologies reviews:

  • Assistive technologies such as AAC and AAC core vocabularies
  • Reading techs
  • Adaptive technologies for learning
  • APIP and IMS
  • Daisy and epub
  • Aria
  • Indi ui
  • Fluid
  • ISO
  • Voice ML and menu systems
  • RDFA
  • Web Security (Including CAPTUR)
  • Web RTC (real time communications)
  • WCAG
  • Access for all and GPII
  • EMMA
    • Debra Dahl
  • Text Simplification

Also taken from HTML 5 wishlist:

Reports