Key Documents

From Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

Key documents for our current work

note our workflow for issues Image language image language



Actions with other groups


Inclusive and collabrative meetings

atest document for gathering COGA feedback:

wcag 3


reaserch plan

Older reaserch links


Some work is done in subgroups:

images subgoup links

mental health

mental health extra

structure for content useable

COGA document structure v2 exploration ]] Analysis - Card Sorting - Making Content Usable Internal task force only

test plan

links to keep

[funka coga requirments vid] [slides, working with coga] [inclusive working groups] [issues with w3c tools and process]

last publication

working on issues: updates on tracking issues documents/ sections of documents:

TPAC 2021

current drafts for actions

Help for makeing useable content

Making content usable for people with cognitive and learning disabilities (Content Usable document).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. It includes content about:

  1. people with learning and cognitive disabilities,
  2. including users in design and testing activities,
  3. aims and objectives for useable content,
  4. design patterns (ways) to make content usable, and
  5. personas (examples) and user needs.

You can also read through Testable Statements for Each Pattern.

You can also look at our [success criteria proposals for WCAG] (or see for our own list). They are based on our [table of user needs ]. These go though different user needs and how to support them.

We also have a page on user need resources to help people understand the user

Background Research Documents

This is background level research about the issues and challenges. It is useful for reaserchers, policy makers and people wanting more information:

We have also used the research from Research sources

Gap analysis

This is for W3C groups and standard makers looking to understand where the issues lay and how technology could help.

See road map and gap analysis, (doc). It contains:

  • Summary of issues
  • Summary of techniques
  • Roadmap - Tables of user needs and how tech and standards could help
  • We may add challenges from the research module above.

Other task force documents

If you are in COGA and looking for

  1. design guide as spead sheet :
  2. our priorites :
  3. also see
  4. The mental health issue paper we are working on is at
  5. Terms that will need clarification and to be used consistently are at :


  1. Bots paper drafts /conversational interfaces drafts:
  2. wayfinding issue paper: and ...
  3. conversational interface
  4. mock up of interactive content user

Set of questions and answers COGA-FAQ on our [success criteria proposals for WCAG]

w3c process suggestions

  1. [apa decision policy]
  2. [w3c proccess]
  3. [Issues using W3C Tools and Processes ]
  4. [changes for wcag]

Non-COGA coordination requests

Other / Older task force documents

Proposals for WCAG:

  1. authoring techniques document,
  2. The techniques also led to a proposal for a coga for WCAG 2.1. See our rewording SC.

Accompanying documents: (Note they are works in progress and may have changed.)

  1. [Table of user needs ] and how to support them
  1. Background research document. Also see the work on phase 2 research
  1. Issue papers on topics such as security, safety and how they are affected by cognitive disabilities. Works in progress are also available at Gap Analysis Issue Papers.
  1. An authoring techniques document.
  1. The techniques will also lead to a proposal for a coga for WCAG 2.1. See our rewording SC
  1. An ARIA task force for semantics for adaptive interfaces This should become a WAI-ARIA extension.

Working examples of how this could be used in practice and an HTML page that uses some of the new aria syntax is at Example of adaptive page

  1. Scripts that a web author can use or include that read the user settings in the JSON files and adapt the page for the user needs example script

Authors of User group research modules

'Note there are significant contributions from all members research modules

mental health issue paper Roberto Bernard, David Fazio

  1. Terms that will need clarificationJenny Delisi , Steve Lee everyone(old glossary)
  2. wayfinding issue paper: John Kirkwood, John Rochford
  3. [and bots]: Lisa Seeman, John Rochford
  4. Design guide: Lisa seeman and many contributions from everyone
  5. Persona: E.A. Dafran Abi James, John Kirkwood, Lisa Seeman,

Volunteer research groups: John Rochford

Technologies reviewed

Also taken from HTML 5 wishlist:

Old Reports