Section 3

From Cognitive Accessibility Task Force

Ideas for inclusion

This section includes:

  • Metadata for user to find alternative versions
  • Tools for fast creation of alternative content (simplification tools?)
  • Adaptive content
  • RDF potential
  • Information resources such as : turning papers into presentations,
  • Knowledge of translations tools
  • Disadvantages and risks of lowering reading age (less precise, makes mistakes etc)

Current proposals

1. Interoperable symbol set codes for Non Vocal people. Products for people who are non vocal often use symbols to help users communicate. These symbols are in fact peoples language. Unfortunately many of these symbols are both subject to copy write AND not interoperable. That means end-users can only use one device, and can not use apps or AT from a different company. I was thinking that if we made an open set of symbol codes for these symbol sets, then they can be interoperable. That means the end use could buy the symbols and use them across different devices or applications. They would still be proprietary but they would also be interoperable.

2. There should be a standard way to get an operator in Voice ML systems (like phone menus). For example pressing 0 could always take you to a human operator. Although not all systems will conform, at least vital services could have useable phone service for people with low working memory and other cognitive disabilities.

3. Included biometrics for capture and security with a choice/options of what biometrics to use as not each biometric is doable by everyone.

4. A global set of simple terms and words, with associated symbols, translations and explanations that can be linked to as concepts via an aria attribute

5. Use good practices and avoid bad practices