This Wiki page is edited by participants of the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force. It does not necessarily represent consensus and it may have incorrect information or information that is not supported by other Task Force participants, WAI, or W3C. It may also have some very useful information.
About This Page
This page is used by the task force to track our current work. To learn more about the task force take a look at our home page, our public list or our work statement. Send us comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current mandate is to:
- Perform a Gap Analysis;
- create and suggest techniques; and
- create a roadmap.
What are we working on now?
Right now we are working on the Gap Analysis.
A module of the Gap Analysis is user research. We are getting it ready for the first working draft. Note that the current draft of user research is on GitHub. You can also see the published draft at http://www.w3.org/TR/coga-user-research/.
Also as part of the Gap Analysis we are:
- Identifying known and proposed techniques. If you want to add a technique use the technique template.
- Identifying specific issues that effect our users and need special consideration. A collection of these issue papers is at: Gap Analysis Issue Papers and at github at https://rawgit.com/w3c/coga/master/issue-papers/index.html . Also see the issue paper template.
- Specification for Easy Personalization and Personalization criteria and Providing graded help
Lower priority for now
June 7th: Release of 2nd editors draft of techniques - to include more techniques including for numbers and restructuring
31st July - Frease 1st Working Draft to go to WCAG and PF for approval for: Issue papers, Techniques, Gap analysis
31st August Editors draft of the roadmap
1st November Editors draft for information for WCAG
1st November 2nd Working Draft of user research module
1st December Editors draft of the glossary
Materials published by this task force have a lot of citations. W3C has a particular format and tooling for those. While there is a central database of specifications and other publications, most of the citations used by this group are not in that central database. Therefore the task force maintains a separate database of citations. See instructions for creating and using citations.
- Name officially needs to include LD or CLL
- Term needed for "recommendations" in roadmap as "recommendations" is a reserved word in the W3C. (Suggestion: Proposals and/or Principles)
- Helping users improving skills is out of scope but useful for outreach
- we will use the term 'intellectual disabilities' rather than just use terms such as Down Syndrome or other specific types of intellectual disability
- We are avoiding the phrase ICT with other, Web related terms intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome.
- We are using the term intellectual disability rather then specific type of
- We can resolve small issues on the calls. Larger resolutions need to be approved on our list. We expect people to bring up opposition to resolution within 48 hours.
- Criteria by which we decide what research to accept:Due to practical constraints most research will simply be cited and not examined for credibility. However the following cases will rely on task force consensuses before inclusion:
- Commercial research that implies the use of a specific proprietary product will be examined for scientific credibility before being included
- Research where the task force is aware of contradictory evidence (including anecdotal) will be examined for scientific credibility before being included.
Links for evaluating what scientific research is good (or not): http://www.reportbd.com/articles/57/1/Criteria-Qualities-of-Good-Scientific-Research/Page1.html
- we have discussed a few times changing our name. There is a huge problem with localization.
The task force name should contain LD, but disabilities may be replaced for impairments or challenges.
Other Relevant Links
Other pages of our work
Technologies to review
- Assistive technologies such as AAC and AAC core vocabularies
- Reading techs
- Adaptive technologies for learning
- APIP and IMS
- Daisy and epub
- Fluid and FLOE
- Voice ML and menu systems
- Web Security (Including CAPTCHA)
- WebRTC (real time communications)
- Fluid and Floe
- Debra Dahl
- Text Simplification
Also taken from HTML 5 wishlist:
- Full Transcript
- John Foliot is interested in exploring this.
- Media Descriptions
- John Foliot.
- Date UI Widgets
- Input type numeric
- Emotion Markup
- Debra Dahl
- Haptic Output
- Referencing UAAG
- Web Payments
- Footnotes, End notes, Annotations, Definitions
- ePub, ARIA
- Real Time Chat
- John Foliot
Authors of User group research modules
- Communication Difficulties and Disorders including non-vocal: Joshue O Connor Deborah Dahl, Avi Gloden and E.A. Draffan (Prev: Kinshuk)
- Dyslexia: Lisa Seeman
- ADD / ADHD: Neil Milliken, Jim Smith, Susann Keohane and Mary Jo Mueller (Prev: Barry Johnson, Katherine Mancuso, and Michel Fitos )
- Down Syndrome: John Foliot, Kate Dieble, Debra Ruh
- 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