Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force Teleconference

03 April 2023


Becca_Monteleone, David-Swallow, Jan_, Kiki, kirkwood

Meeting minutes

<lisa_> regrets, EA RAIN

Collaboration Tool Accessibility Feedback <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1odt2eWGeJT06S2xdW2H3ymTHOTa0QWkscNSEphNI1og/edit#heading=h.wik9fsv1osxs> next steps

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: New members - reach out to Lisa for orientation calls if you need one.

<Becca_Monteleone> Jan: Please invite Jan to next orientation meeting in order to develop a "cheat sheet" for new COGA members.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: we could also add this info as a page on our Wiki once complete

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: collaboration tool accessibility feedback given at the end of last year, noting that more work was needed. Jennie was editing the document

<Becca_Monteleone> John: Shawn and John tried to collaborate on a document but ran into licensing issues and other problems that made it impossible. Good anecdote for collaboration tool feedback.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: APA research questions group is making a document on accessibility of collaboration tools (e.g. Github, Google Docs, Microsoft suite). They gave COGA 1 month to add comments last year. APA did not have time to address comments last year, so added a note with summary of COGA comments

<Becca_Monteleone> David: Did we get any feedback from APA re: issues with sharing our feedback?

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Janina wanted every issue as a separate link, but compromised on a single Github issue with a link to the Google docs

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: APA has not looked at our extensive feedback yet. Two ways to give feedback: 1) give each issue as a separate issue in Github, or 2) copy their document into Google doc, add our comments, and then they have to reply to each comment in Google

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: first question - do we have everything that we need? I think we need new next steps. First, can members review it again to see if any notes are missing?

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Next question - should we put it in Github or Google?

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Third - we need someone to edit our comments to make them understandable to APA

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Can John and Shawn capture the issues they encountered with the collaborative doc?

<Becca_Monteleone> John: John and Shawn will work on doing this.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Does any else have a strong preference for Google v. Github?

<Becca_Monteleone> David: David can be the person who transfers between Google docs and Github

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Is that something that you can do quickly?

<Becca_Monteleone> David: will need to think about timeline he can work on.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Recommends a COGA call to go through the document together

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Call should include Shawn, John, David, Jennie, and Lisa

<Becca_Monteleone> Eric: Also interested in joining call

<lisa> next item


<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: TPAC scheduled for sept 11-sept 15 in Seville, Spain

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Travel may be complicated. There is not a direct flight from most places to Seville. Would likely involve taking a train from Madrid.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: provisional schedule - group meetings Monday and Tuesday. Tech plenary on Wednesday. group meetings Thursday and Friday

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Need to leave before Friday. COGA could meet on Monday + Tuesday and Lisa could meet virtually once she leaves. This year hoping for a stronger in-person presence from COGA

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: do people want to have a face-to-face in Seville?

<Becca_Monteleone> John: Do we know if AG or APA or EO have schedules for TPAC yet?

<Jan_> I will not be able to attend TPAC because I will still be in the middle of my front end dev program.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: not yet. Guessing that APA will be meeting. And guessing it will be closer to the beginning of the week because of the Friday conflict with Jewish new year

<Becca_Monteleone> John: unlikely to be able to attend, but does not know yet.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Even if COGA does not meet, anyone is able to attend other meetings

<lisa> next item

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: FAST is a document started by Michael Cooper about functional needs for accessibility

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Includes functional need and user needs

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: First draft re: COGA needed substantial edits. COGA worked to create "buckets" of categories related to COGA.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Made a strong recommendation that co-morbidity needs to be accounted for. E.g. people with motor issues may also have COGA issues. Functional needs solutions often assume only one need

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: E.g. screenreaders like JAWS may be very difficult/impossible to use for some people with intellectual disabilities who also are blind

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: COGA feedback did not get fully integrated into FAST.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Now starting FAST task force. Task force should have COGA representation

<Becca_Monteleone> John: Interested, but does not want to overextend

<Jan_> If it starts meeting after the middle of November, I could possibly join, but my time is going to be very limited from May 8 - mid November.

<lisa> next item

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Thursday is test plan and strategy subgroup

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Mental health subgroup has updated action items.

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: Aiming to have 2 issue papers publish-ready and adding a new persona

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: No meeting next week.

<Becca_Monteleone> Becca: Will have publish-ready paper drafts for April 17 for review

<Becca_Monteleone> Lisa: We have many issues on Github. Can someone go through and tag them correctly?

<lisa> next item

<lisa> close item 5

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