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RE: ACTION-78: Add techneques for autisim to https://rawgit.com/w3c/coga/master/techniques/index.html (Cognitive Accessibility Task Force)

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:37:37 +0200
To: "Rochford" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <14c1c54cb24.ca664de9186443.569453175358336755@zoho.com>
Hi
We asked web aim for information about how much these guidelines were tested or based on reasech . We did not hear back from them. We can not recommend information that we do not know is reliable, or we have not reached consistences on whether we accept it. Kate cited some real problems with some of their suggestions.

At the time we also had the following links recommended. Hopefully they were cited 

This is Katherine's work about autism:http://www.catea.gatech.edu/scitrain/science/modules/autism/module9_1.phpWhere these included in the user research? If not they should be reviewed for useful content.

There are some interesting ideas on http://www.autism.org.uk/working-with/leisure-and-environments/designing-websites-suitable-for-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders.aspx - this is no longer active so you may need to look around for the content. (It was sent to the list a year ago)



Also -Sources on ADD/ADHD and Autisim  from Katherine Mancuso
 This is from STEM education for NSF. 

http://www.catea.gatech.edu/scitrain/accommodating.pdf

(This link may require you to register first)


 LD/ADHD stuff:
 http://www.catea.gatech.edu/scitrain/science/modules/adhd/introduction.php
http://www.catea.gatech.edu/scitrain/science/modules/ld/module8_1.php
 
Because all of this is about STEM education, some of the accommodations relate specifically to computer use.




All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects
LinkedIn, Twitter





---- On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:02:13 +0200  Rochford&lt;john.rochford@umassmed.edu&gt; wrote ---- 

  Hi Lisa,
  
 I don't know of techniques unique to people with Autism. That is why, in the Autism Gap Analysis, I listed the techniques of WebAIM’s Cognitive Web Accessibility Checklist. Thus, I cannot add a subset of Autism-specific techniques to our master list.
  
 We may want to consider adding WebAIM’s techniques to the superset that applies to all people with cognitive disabilities.
  
 John
  
 John Rochford
 UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
 Director, INDEX Program
 Instructor, Family Medicine &amp; Community Health
 www.DisabilityInfo.org
 Twitter: @ClearHelper
  
  
  
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 ACTION-78: Add techneques for autisim to https://rawgit.com/w3c/coga/master/techniques/index.html (Cognitive Accessibility Task Force)
  
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