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Re: Short comment on autisim in the gap analysis

From: Katherine Deibel <katherine.deibel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:46:09 -0700
Message-ID: <538C9C41.4020500@gmail.com>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
CC: Joseph K O'Connor <josephoconnor@mac.com>, "easeofuse@ca.rr.com" <easeofuse@ca.rr.com>, "ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk" <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, "frederick.boland@nist.gov" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>, "steve.jacobs" <steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org>, Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>, Cynthia Jimes <cynthia@iskme.org>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "jfeng@towson.edu" <jfeng@towson.edu>, Emmanuelle GutiƩrrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@sidar.org>
It should be pointed out that said link says they based their findings 
on a study of "8 students with cognitive or learning disabilities that 
were age 12 to 17 and in grades 6 to 11. Each student reported frequent 
use of the web."

Note that disability type is not mentioned. The number is small and they 
represent a group of savvy web users, thereby making their general 
validity questionable.

Also, can anyone find the bibliography of the literature they actually 
reviewed?


Kate Deibel, PhD

URL:      http://staff.washington.edu/deibel

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"To make a difference, one must subtract one number from another."

On 2014-06-02 8:18 AM, Rochford, John wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Information about the research conducted to determine WebAIM's guidelines for cognitive web accessibility, which included testing of students with cognitive disabilities and a literature review, can be found at http://webaim.org/projects/steppingstones/cognitiveresearch
>
> John
>
> John Rochford
> UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
> Director, INDEX Program
> Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
> http://www.disabilityinfo.org
> Twitter: @ClearHelper
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rochford, John
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 1:23 PM
> To: lisa.seeman
> Cc: Joseph K O'Connor; easeofuse@ca.rr.com; ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk; Anthony Doran; Jim Allan; frederick.boland@nist.gov; Liddy Nevile; steve.jacobs; Steve Lee; Cynthia Jimes; public-cognitive-a11y-tf; jfeng@towson.edu; Emmanuelle GutiƩrrez y Restrepo
> Subject: Re: Short comment on autisim in the gap analysis
>
> Hi Lisa and All,
>
> The points Lisa makes are good ones.
>
> About the persona citation:
> I did receive permission from one the authors, Sarah Horton, to cite the persona in the Autism Gap Analysis. Is that sufficient to use copyrighted content?
>
> About the guidelines:
> I will contact Jared Smith, of WebAIM, to discover the sources of the research. Even so, it would be good to get feedback from the group about whether or not general guidelines should be used in a gap analysis for a specific disability. One reason I did was because it is my understanding we will eventually combine our analyses into a single set.
>
> John
>
> John Rochford
>
> UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center Director, INDEX Program; Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health http://www.DisabilityInfo.org
> Twitter: @ClearHelper
>
> On Jun 1, 2014 11:08 AM, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> I was having a look at the autism section of the gap analysis. A lot more content has been added - well done.
>>
>> Are we comfortable using  material from webaim articles as source information for guidelines for autism? The article in question talks about cognitive accessibility in general and does not site research. I am not sure we can site that as examples for the section specifically on autism.
>>
>> Also for the persona from UX magazine is copyrighted, so I suggest we
>> remove it. (We need to be careful with directly copying.)
>>
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Lisa Seeman
>>
>> Athena ICT Accessibility Projects
>> LinkedIn, Twitter
>>
>>
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