Developer resources

From Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

This page is for Designers, devlopers, and content authors. It may be useful at any point in the reaserch and devlopment lifecycle.

Under development \ draft

This resource page is for developers who would like to work with people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Our resources

These are resources being made by the coga task force for developers

(Making content usable for people with cognitive and learning disabilities).Last published version and Editor's working draft

This is for content providers who want to make content more usable for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. This contains:

  1. Persona
  2. User needs
  3. User testing
  4. Design Guide with design patterns
  5. Guidance for policy makers

We also have resources for people who want extra resources, background level research, and research on the issues and challenges. This includes:

Easy/common terms

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:

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


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.

Additional usability testing links

Additional usability testing links

With thanks to A-Step: Advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment (Cost Action CA19104)

Related projects and resources

With thanks to A-Step: Advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment (Cost Action CA19104)

Persona Links

Aegis Project Personas 2008-2012 (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.)

Below are the personas developed for the AEGIS project.

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

Hearing impairments

Vision impairments

  • Low vision / Loss of central vision [2] 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

Upper limb impairment

2 developers

  • Software developer - Benoit Dupré
  • Accessibility expert - [ Clyde Channing]


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