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.
This page is for Designers, devlopers, and content authors. It may be useful at any point in the reaserch and devlopment lifecycle.
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This resource page is for developers who would like to work with people with cognitive and learning disabilities.
These are resources being made by the coga task force for developers
This is for content providers who want to make content more usable for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. This contains:
We also have resources for people who want extra resources, background level research, and research on the issues and challenges. This includes:
- Research doc contains: Research by disability (latest draft: https://w3c.github.io/coga/user-research/)
- Issue papers (docs) on topics such as security, safety and how they are affected by cognitive disabilities. (Works in progress are also at https://github.com/w3c/coga/tree/master/issue-papers and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919553/)
- We have also used the research from Research sources
Resources from other projects
This section contains some examples and useful resources from research projects that have worked successfully with many different groups of users and have agreed to share their resources - such as consent forms, handbooks or focus groups.
To add your project resources to this page please email Lisa Seeman. It should be COGA work, not conflict with our materials and follows the guidelines at Resolutions.
Note the W3C does not guarantee the accuracy or quality of these resources.
Easy Reading - see: easyreading.eu
Easy reading is a framework for people with cognitive disability to help them use any Web Content. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.780529
- Handbook for working with peer researchers and people with cognitive disability in focus groups and in your team Contains everything form, finding people to work with, a sample consent form and different testing methods.
- Example consent form
- Forum for developers. Are you working to include people with cognitive and learning disabilities? Ask your questions here.
SMART4MD - see SMART4MD.EU
SMART4MD is an app and platform developed under the European Commission, H2020 Project 643399 for people living with dementia to manage their health and improve their quality of life.
- Can people living with dementia use your web application or App? A project summary showing that people living with dementia can use your web application, when it is designed well and how it helps them.
- Customization Guidance Document (D2.4) – The guidance used by the project to successfully change the framework to make it useable for people living with dementia. (Similar to the COGA design guide)
- Summary for running focus groups. A summary of key guidance for moderators running focus groups
- Ethical considerations a resource for projects including people living with dementia, including consent.
- Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility and Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility
- How to Conduct Usability Testing from Start to Finish, from UX Mastery.
- Usability.gov usability testing resources.
Aegis Project Personas 2008-2012 http://www.aegis-project.eu/index.php?Itemid=53&id=63&option=com_content&view=article (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.)
Below are the personas developed for the AEGIS project.</p> Cognitive impairment
- Dementia/Alzheimer disease Peter Vandezande Multiple Sclerosis - memory loss - reduced dexterity
- Dysarthria Emma Karlsson Dysarthria
- Learning disability (LD) Nitesh Sarin Dyslexic and colour blind, Adam Ljung Learning disability
- Learning disability (LD) - Speech and language disorders Nitesh Sarin Dyslexic and colour blind, Jane Brown Cerebral Palsy
- Learning disability (LD) - Academic skills disorders (<a href="Learning disability (LD) - Academic skills disorders Jane Brown Cerebral Palsy
- Conductive Hearing Loss Emma Karlsson Dysarthria, Edward Hodgins Hypoacusis
- Sensorineural Hearing Loss Edward Hodgins Hypoacusis))</li>
- Profound hearing loss Edward Hodgins Hypoacusis,  Tomasa Almaraz Deaf
- Low vision / Loss of central vision  Märta Hansson Macular degeneration
- Low vision / Blurred vision Gert Van Dijk Partly blurred vision
- Blindness Paulina Reyes Blind
- Colour-blindness Nitesh Sarin Dyslexic and colour blind
Communication received and producing impairments
- Expressive language disorder Carlos Portillo Moderate Aphasia - Paraphasia, Wayne Edwards Global aphasia - short term memory loss, Emma Karlsson Dysarthria
- Communication disability Tomasa Almaraz Deaf, Carlos Portillo Moderate Aphasia - Paraphasia, Wayne Edwards Global aphasia - short term memory loss, Emma Karlsson Dysarthria, Nitesh SarinDyslexic and colour blind, Jane Brown Cerebral Palsy
Upper limb impairment
- Cerebral palsy Mikel Vargas (Spina bifida), Jane Brown Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple sclerosis Peter Vandezande (Multiple Sclerosis - memory loss - reduced dexterity
- Dystrophy Carlos Portillo Muscular dystrophy
- Absent limb/ reduced limb function Peter Vandezande Multiple Sclerosis - memory loss - reduced dexterity), Ramin El-Fassi Dexterity problems, Carlos Portillo Muscular dystrophy, Mikel Vargas Spina bifida, Jane Brown Cerebral Palsy
- Software developer - Benoit Dupré
- Accessibility expert - [www.aegis-project.eu/images/docs/Personas/ClydeHQacc.pdf Clyde Channing]
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