Key Resolutions

From Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

For new resolution please add date and were it was resolved

old resolutions (before 2020)

  1. we have discussed a few times changing our name. There is a huge problem with localization. So we are using cognative and learning disabilities
  2. Name officially needs to include LD or CLL
  3. Term needed for "recommendations" in roadmap as "recommendations" is a reserved word in the W3C. (Suggestion: Proposals and/or Principles)
  4. Helping users improving skills is out of scope but useful for outreach
  5. we will use the term 'intellectual disabilities' rather than just use terms such as Down Syndrome or other specific types of intellectual disability
  6. We are avoiding the phrase ICT with other, Web related terms intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome.
  7. We are using the term intellectual disability rather then specific type of
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
    1. Commercial research that implies the use of a specific proprietary product will be examined for scientific credibility before being included
    2. 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):

The task force name should contain LD, but disabilities may be replaced for impairments or challenges.


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.