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Re: URGENT Request from the Education and Outreach Working Group

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:28 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvSajqUDGOuj1Apr108YyshVmi8wr3MJT1SHtMFG_+ufiQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "McSorley, Jan" <jan.mcsorley@pearson.com>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
It's very good and I'll happily uses it as a resource to point people to

* I'm not completely happy with 'Neural Diversity' being in the
section "Examples of cognitive and learning disabilities". I feel it's
more a positive statement about the human condition. However it's good
to  have it included and I don't really have a good idea where it
should go.

* Some people feel nauseous when things move - that is probably a
Perceptual disability or maybe related to Seizure disorders? I'm no
expert. It's covered elsewhere in requirements though. See next point

* in "Options to suppress blinking, flickering, flashing, and
otherwise distracting content"; > Add "moving"

* Add provide symbols to ease/allow communication. eg
http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 30 March 2017 at 22:05, McSorley, Jan <jan.mcsorley@pearson.com> wrote:
> Dear Fellow COGA Task Force Members:
>
> One of my colleagues co-chairs the Education and Outreach Working Group
> (EOWG) and he reached out to me with an urgent request for help from the
> COGA Task Force.  He would like for us to take a look at a small section
> from their page entitled, "How People with Disabilities Use the Web."  They
> are trying to publish it within the next week.
>
> Their primary need is for us to review the section entitled, "Cognitive and
> learning." They want to know if there is anything that is inaccurate or
> needs a better description.  They need the feedback quickly in order to make
> the changes before publication.  Anything the COGA group finds for this
> section can be marked as a "critical update."
>
> Anything outside of the Cognitive and Learning section that COGA feels
> should be reworked, can be marked as a "future update."  The EOWG will then
> circle back to the items marked for "future update" when they move the
> content into the new re-designed website.
>
> I am hopeful that we can spend some time on this at our next meeting, but if
> you want to send your feedback to me, I will compile it and get it to the
> EOWG.
>
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> We put a man on the moon in the 1960's ... surely we can make information
> technology fully accessible to people with disabilities.  It can be done ...
> it must be done ... it will be done!
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