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RE: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:46:45 +0300
To: EA Draffan <ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>, "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>, Ayelet Seeman <ayelet.projects1@gmail.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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Folks please confirm that you read the minutes from this weeks call. We discussed it in detail and it was passed unanimously with 2 abstentions (myself and Michael)
Only reopen this issue if you have read the minutes and STILL disagree with the outcome. Then we will reopen the issue. In the mean time there is an action item for Ayelet and Jamie and Debra to make an issue paper.

All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects 
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---- On Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:21:59 +0300 EA Draffan&lt;ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk&gt; wrote ---- 

  +1
  
 Best wishes
 E.A. 
  
  
 From: Steve Lee [mailto:steve@opendirective.com] 
 Sent: 28 April 2015 14:04
 To: Rochford, John
 Cc: Ayelet Seeman; public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
 Subject: Re: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia
  
  +1, based on that non-secret bit alone :)
 
  
 
    Steve Lee
 OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
 
 
 
  
  On 28 April 2015 at 13:52, Rochford, John &lt;john.rochford@umassmed.edu&gt; wrote:
    Hi Ayelet &amp; All,
  
 Anyone may use accessible communication technologies in a harmful or illegal way. I don’t think we should address that because someone might do so as a result of a disability.
  
 There are other reasons why I think we should not address this issue, which I would be pleased to share if necessary. 
  
 John
  
 John Rochford
 UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
 Director, INDEX Program
 Instructor, Family Medicine &amp; Community Health
 http://www.DisabilityInfo.org
 Twitter: @ClearHelper
  
  
 From: Ayelet Seeman [mailto:ayelet.projects1@gmail.com] 
 Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 11:30 AM
 To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
 Subject: early impressions on taxonomies and further issues with dementia
    
  I looked at the WHO taxonomies for the aging and dementia user group, and it looks like there will be a lot of work to harmonize them, and like some of the data is outdated.
 
 Also, I think we need to better address the problem of aggression and inappropriate behavior by people with dementia with communication technologies. In some types of dementia, such as behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (BvFTD)  the first symptom is a change in the personality, including disinhibition and lack of empathy. As a result, they may use accessible communication technologies in a harmful way, possibly to an extent of being illegal.
 
 ideas anyone?
 
 Ayelet 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
 
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